Complaints of workplace Bullying and Harassment have been on the increase over the last number of years.
Employees have the statutory right to fair treatment in the workplace and all staff have protection against suffering less favourable treatment for reasons associated with their:-
- Sexual orientation
An employee may be found to have been harassed due to a one off isolated incident or a number of persistent incidents.
Harassment complaints are a form of discrimination and if an employee is found to have been harassed in the workplace this can carry a huge financial penalty for the employer. The employer must be able to show that they have put the proper measures in place to be in a position to successfully defend a claim of harassment submitted against them.
Consult HR can provide the following support:-
- Development of Equal Opportunities Policy
- Development of Bullying and Harassment Policy and procedure
- Advice and guidance on how to investigate a complaint through the informal and formal procedure
- One of our HR experts could independently investigate the complaint
- Conduct dignity at work training for managers
- Conduct dignity at work awareness training for staff