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DPP says prosecuting disability hate crime is “the next frontier” for the Criminal Justice System – Crown Prosecution Service

“Prosecutors are ‘still in the foothills’ when it comes to prosecuting disability hate crime, the DPP Keir Starmer QC said today (Wednesday ) in a speech to Sussex Law School’s ‘Issues in Criminal Justice’ series at the University of Sussex.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 2nd March 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Care workers use glove puppet to bully elderly women – BBC News

“Two care home workers have been given suspended jail sentences for using a Green Goblin glove puppet to bully elderly women.”

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BBC News, 6th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The law: bullying in the workplace – The Independent

“Q. What constitutes ‘bullying’?

A. Differences of opinion and even short-lived arguments are an unavoidable part of the workplace. The natural conflicts of a working environment turn into bullying when aggressive behaviour becomes regular and vindictive. It often – but not always – is associated with a position of authority being abused. Bullying generally comes down to demeaning able staff in front of others or giving them unrealistic quantities of work to carry out. It can involve excluding them from meetings, conversations and social activities, making them feel like outsiders in their own workplace.”

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The Independent, 23rd February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

£150k payout for ‘bullied’ manager at Llanelli hospital – BBC News

“A hospital information manager has been awarded £150,000 compensation after claims that she was bullied at work.”

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BBC News, 12th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

News of the World faces £800,000 payout in bullying case – The Guardian

“A News of the World reporter who suffered from a culture of bullying led by former editor Andy Coulson, who is now David Cameron’s head of communications, has been awarded almost £800,000 for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mother assesses ‘beasting’ review – BBC News

“The mother of a soldier who died after an army punishment is considering a judicial review to overturn a decision not to court-martial those involved.”

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BBC News, 29th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Call to change anti-bullying law – BBC News

“Leading education lawyers and charities are calling for a change in the law to protect vulnerable young people from extreme bullying in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 19th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Muslim SAS soldier sues MoD for racial discrimination – Sunday Telegraph

“A Muslim soldier is suing the Ministry of Defence over claims he was bullied and suffered racial discrimination whilst on active service with an SAS unit in Afghanistan.”

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Sunday Telegraph, 6th September 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Teenager is first to be jailed for Facebook bullying – Daily Telegraph

“Teenager Keeley Houghton, who used Facebook to make death threats against Emily Moore, has become the first person in Britain to be jailed for bullying via a social networking site.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st August 2009

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Schoolgirl victim of racist bullying says tormentor’s sentence is ‘pants’ – Daily Telegraph

“A schoolgirl driven to the brink of suicide by the taunts of a racist classmate described her tormentor’s sentence as ‘pants’ after he was allowed to walk free from court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Schoolboy is first convicted of racist harassment of classmate – Daily Telegraph

“A schoolboy is facing the threat of a year in a young offenders’ institute after he became the first to be convicted of racially harrassing a fellow pupil.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Army instructors ‘bullied recruits at Catterick Garrison’ – Daily Telegraph

“Three Army training instructors appeared at a military court at the Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire accused of bullying and ill-treating young recruits.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Courts martial after BBC filming – BBC News

“Four Army training instructors will face courts martial after allegations of abuse that came to light during an undercover investigation by the BBC.”

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BBC News, 20th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Five Army instructors suspended over bullying claims at Catterick – The Times

“Instructors at Britain’s biggest army base have been suspended after an undercover investigation by the BBC revealed bullying of young recruits.”

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The Times, 19th September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Lawyer lied about mental illness to up payout’ – The Times

“A female lawyer demanding £19 million in compensation for workplace bullying faked a nervous breakdown to secure a higher payout, an Employment Tribunal heard today.”

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The Times, 16th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lord Woolf: bullies made me hate injustice – The Times

“Lord Woolf, the former Lord Chief Justice, has revealed how a painful childhood helped to shape him into one of Britain’s most liberal judges who outraged conservative opinion by paving the way for the early release of James Bulger’s killers. ”

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The Times, 1st June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Harassed lawyer to get record £13m award – Daily Telegraph

“A City lawyer who was left too ill to work after alleged bullying and harassment at her office is in line for record sex discrimination compensation of more than £13 million, it has been disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Bullying and racism claims at nursing council – The Guardian

“The government set up an independent inquiry yesterday into allegations of bullying and racism at the regulatory body that upholds professional standards among Britain’s 700,000 nurses and midwives.”

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The Guardian, 12th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Deepcut inquiry fight to continue – BBC News

“The father of a soldier who died at a Surrey barracks says he will continue to fight for a public inquiry, even if the site is bulldozed.”

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BBC News, 6th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crown lawyer accuses UK’s top prosecutor – Daily Telegraph

“The country’s top prosecutor ‘publicly humiliated’ a Crown Prosecution Service lawyer by removing her from her job over unfounded bullying claims, a tribunal has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Services get anti-bully watchdog – The Guardian

“People in the armed forces who feel they are being bullied or otherwise badly treated will be able to complain to an outside body, the Ministry of Defence announced yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Perfume giant settles disability discrimination and harassment claim – OUT-LAW.com

“An epileptic woman who worked at perfume giant Estée Lauder has settled her case with the firm after winning a tribunal claim for bullying.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th September 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Red hair bullying cases could end up in court – OUT-LAW.com

“Gingerism in the workplace could form the basis of formal grievances or constructive dismissal cases, an employment lawyer has warned. The news comes in the wake of one Newcastle family having to move house because of abuse about its members’ red hair.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th June 2007

Source: www.out-law.com


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