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Bystander Intervention for Freelancers

All over the corporate world – a world of permanent jobs, HR departments and workplace training – there have been big responses to discrimination at work.

(OK so some of them have been poor, to say the least. KPMG I’m thinking of you.)

But when I think about my own working life – short-term freelance contracts, where the next paycheque is dependent on me ‘getting on’ within the team environment – it raises questions about how we stand up to unfair treatment.

For us, there’s no HR department to call, no Employee Assistance line, often no other manager that you come into contact with and certainly no assurances that you’ll be rewarded for raising a problem.



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