Part 2. Bullying & Harassment

Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Bullying and harassment is unacceptable and constitutes a violation of human and legal rights that can lead to criminal prosecution and civil law claims.

Bullying and harassment undermines physical and mental health, possible consequences include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • insomnia and inability to relax
  • loss of confidence and self-doubt
  • loss of appetite
  • self-harm
  • hypervigilance and excessive double-checking of all actions

The focus of this guidance is on work-place best practice, although the principles also apply to relationships with prospective, or actual, participants in the research process.

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