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How long has it been since you left? Also how long did you work there and had you reported the bullying during your employment?
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Many thanks for your patience. The issue with trying to take this further is that there is no standalone claim you can make for bullying. If someone is the victim of bullying in the workplace, they would usually be expected to make a claim for unfair dismissal (if they are dismissed as part of the bullying) or for constructive dismissal (if they are forced to resign as a result of the bullying). Here come the next issues – you need to have at least 2 years’ service to be able to make either of these claims, which you did not have. Also there is a time limit of 3 months from termination to make them so you may be out of time. You may be able to get around the 2 year rule if you can show that the grounds for bullying were discriminatory, such as because of your gender, age, race, religion, a disability, etc but again there is a 3 month time limit to claim and that is not from the date of termination but from the date the discriminatory act occurred, so the last you were bullied basically. If none of these options are viable, your only other opportunity to claim is if you can show that you have suffered a personal injury as a result of the bullying.
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