Last year, the CIPD published an excellent report on bullying and incivility at work.
Whilst the concept of bullying is well understood and good organisations have frameworks in place to tackle “bullying”, the concept of “incivility”, which may be defined as those lower-level behaviours (rude or discourteous interactions, social exclusion, interpersonal conflict), appears to be less discussed in HR and employment law circles.
Maria Strauss explores what is meant by workplace incivility, explaining the risks it presents and the importance of tackling incivility in order to avoid workplace bullying.
With many thanks to Alex Evans, a current paralegal in our employment team, for co-authoring this blog.
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