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Visit UCU's page on bullying, which also includes leaflets on race, age, disability discrimination, as well as situation-specific leaflets for when you think you're being bullied, when you witness bullying or if you're accused of bullying. There is also advice for reps and union members on how to prevent bullying.

http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=3314

UNISON's resource page on bullying:

http://www.unison.org.uk/features/features/0306difficultboss.asp

A site dedicated to bullying in the workplace, with an advice line: http://www.bullyonline.org/

Everything you need to know about employment tribunals: http://www.employmenttribunals.gov.uk/

Public Concern at Work is a leading authority on public interest whistleblowing: http://www.pcaw.co.uk/

Ban Bullying at Work http://www.banbullyingatwork.com/

Characteristics of the serial bully (from www.bullyonline.org)

is a convincing, practised liar and when called to account, will make up anything spontaneously to fit their needs at that moment

has a Jekyll and Hyde nature - is vile, vicious and vindictive in private, but innocent and charming in front of witnesses

uses excessive charm and is always plausible and convincing when peers, superiors or others are present

is possessed of an exceptional verbal facility and will outmanoeuvre most people in verbal interaction, especially at times of conflict

is unusually skilled in being able to anticipate what people want to hear and then saying it plausibly

cannot be trusted or relied upon
fails to fulfil commitments

is emotionally immature and emotionally untrustworthy

holds deep prejudices

is self-opinionated and displays arrogance, audacity, a superior sense of entitlement and sense of invulnerability and untouchability

is a control freak and has a compulsive need to control everyone and everything you say, do, think and believe

displays a compulsive need to criticise whilst simultaneously refusing to value, praise and acknowledge others, their achievements, or their existence

refuses to be specific and never gives a straight answer

is highly manipulative, especially of people's perceptions and emotions (eg guilt).

 

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