Bullying isn't allowed in other workplaces, professional sport should be no different

Comments about Julian Alaphilippe are just the latest in a long line of examples of bosses in sport going too far

Julian Alaphilippe
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Several years ago, I worked in higher education at a prominent UK university. At that time, I was also a member of Unison - one of Britain’s largest trade unions - whom you could call upon for advice should you ever have the misfortune of experiencing bullying in the workplace. 

By Unison’s definition, workplace bullying is "persistent offensive, intimidating, humiliating behaviour, which attempts to undermine an individual or group of employees". It continues: "Bullying is generally carried out face-to-face but can also occur in writing by telephone, text messaging, email and on social media." 

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