Making sure that your employees are happy and feel comfortable at work is a huge priority. Bullying and harassment from other colleagues, employers or even visitors should not be tolerated!
What Is Bullying in the Workplace?
Bullying usually involves a series of incidents over a long period of time. It is discrimination based on any number of things and not limited to the specific topics of harassment.
Examples include spreading malicious rumours, misuse of authority, exclusion and attempts to ridicule or humiliate.
What Is Harassment in the Workplace?
Harassment refers to the unlawful discrimination of a person based on specific topics i.e. age, sex, religion, disability, race etc. It may be a single, isolated incident such as an employee making an offhand racist comment, or it could be a series of incidents.
How We Can Help
You must clearly outline and communicate your Bullying and Harassment Policy to all employees. Without one in place, you may be found liable for any damages caused by bullying at work.
Make sure your staff understand that there is no tolerance for anyone found bullying or harassing a colleague, employee or manager, and that it may lead to dismissal.
If you would like further support with bullying and harassment at work then our experienced HR consultants are on hand to help.
Call us today on 0845 2626 260 for more information