The Definition of Bullying – Law or Just Politics?

May 2023
Region: Europe

So now we have it: After four months, 48 pages and 66 interviews, the Dominic Raab bullying investigation report has been published.

In his resignation letter to the PM, Raab made a number of points about the bullying allegations against him, accusing the report of setting the bar too low, such that it would bring within that phrase behaviours it should not properly cover. Many describe that fighting withdrawal as characteristically graceless on Raab’s part, but is it possible that, at some level, on that point at least, he was actually right? In particular, should the Raab investigation lead employers of senior staff to look at bullying allegations in a different way?

Our full insight provides further commentary on the investigation and unpicks what this all means for employers.