Addressing bullying and harassment in the workplace
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Almost one-third of Britain’s workforce have admitted to experiencing some form of workplace bullying during their careers. Kirsten Cluer, our owner, advises on how you can address bullying and harassment cases in the workplace.
The Equality Act 2010 states that businesses and organisations in the UK are legally required to not discriminate against employees or potential employees based on their race, gender, age, disability and so on. Employers are also responsible for preventing any form of harassment in the workplace.
Employers should create a clear code of conduct, where open communication is encouraged. This conduct should be introduced to employees at induction and reiterated throughout the terms of employment.
It is important to develop procedures to deal with unacceptable behaviour. Managers and leaders should be well equipped to handle complaints and identify such behaviour. It’s also essential that managers, like staff, know the disciplinary and grievance procedures for dealing with bad behaviour and formal complaints to ensure that matters are dealt with correctly.
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