Fear of intervening
It is likely that all this uncertainty compounds into a general fear of intervening, and that the easiest action is to take no action at all. However, if colleagues are encouraged to speak up with clear direction about what type of behaviour they should look out for, who they can approach with trust and what processes to follow, we may see more positive change.
Jackie Morris, Employment Lawyer Slater and Gordon Manchester. 0161 383 3500, slatergordon.co.uk.