Bullying and Harassment

UCU Bullying and harassment toolkit

Bullying and harassment are a major hazard for UCU members. The UCU stress toolkit provides the resources to help branches tackle workplace bullying and harassment.


Discrimination, bullying and harassment


It is unlawful to discriminate against people with a protected characteristic age, disability, religion and belief, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, sex and sexual orientation. UCU opposes unlawful discrimination and will help members who experience it.

What to do if you are being bullied or harassed – advice for UCU members

If you feel that you are being subjected to bullying or harassment – whether or not it is on the grounds of your gender, race, sexuality, disability, religion or belief, or any other reason, or for no obvious reason at all -do not feel that it is your fault or that you have to tolerate it.


ACAS: Discrimination, bullying and harassment


ACAS: If you’re treated unfairly at work


Education Support Partnership

There are many stresses on those who work in education – a challenging student, stress & depression, personal financial worries and so many more. That’s why we offer free, confidential help and support, no matter what the problem. Our trained counsellors listen without judgement. No issue is too big or too small. Our free and confidential helpline is available 24/7 to everyone working in education and is available UK wide on 08000 562 561.