LEGAL AND POLICE SUPPORT AGAINST BULLYING

BullyingTO BOOK For ANTI-BULLYING SUPPORT AND COUNSELLING CALL: 07 505 124 933 If you are feeling bullied by anyone it is best to call the police if you cannot defend yourself, if you feel your life is in danger, if you think that the people in authority failed to support you and resolve the issue that is now damaging your health physical, emotional or psychological that is now deteriorating and most importantly if you do have a concrete evidence of a threat, as this is a criminal offence. I have been hearing often that getting involved police has proved to be the most effective method than getting involved for instance HR or going through lengthy in-house complaint procedures that will drive you out collectively because you become the unwanted liability that could be costly and reputation-damaging.

THE FOLLOWING ACTS ARE RELEVANT TO BULLYING, HARASSMENT AND ANY OTHER ABUSE 1) The Equality Act 2010: bullying/harassment in relation to disability, gender, sexual orientation 2)The Protection from Harassment Act 1997: Section 1(1) provides that: A person must not pursue a course of conduct – a) which amounts to harassment of another, and b) which he knows or ought to know amounts to harassment of the other. Section 1(2) states further: A person whose course of conduct is in question ought to know that it amounts to harassment of another if a reasonable person in possession of the same information would think the course of conduct amounted to harassment of the other. Section 7 of the Act provides that: – references to harassing a person include alarming the person or causing the person distress; – a ‘course of conduct’ must involve conduct on at least two occasions; – ‘conduct includes speech. The offence of putting people in fear of violence is provided for in Section 4(1) and (2) as follows: A person whose course of conduct causes another to fear, on at least two occasions, that violence will be used against him is guilty of an offence if he knows or ought to know that his course of conduct will cause the other to fear on each of those occasions’. 3)The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994: emotional abuse in public places, intent to cause a person harassment, alarm or distress, he/she (a) uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or (b) displays any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening abusive or insulting, thereby causing that or another person harassment, alarm or distress. If you would like to receive a support against bullying at university, work, school or at home and would like to receive a support to adopt effective conflict resolution skills, please do not hesitate to contact me to schedule an appointment. CALL/TEXT LEONA on 07 505 124 933.