Harassment and Bullying – A Practical Guide
Sexual and racial harassment, along with workplace “bullying” are issues that have not always been taken seriously by employers. Evolving case law and protective legislation means that employers cannot afford to be ignorant or complacent – there are genuine business risks here. Compensation is unlimited and reputational damage can be serious.
The Workshop reviews the relevant legislation, defines harassment and bullying and clarifies the extent of employers responsibilities and liabilities. Interesting case studies are used to generate discussion about preventing harassment through the use of policies and procedures in the workplace.
- The Business case – what are the risks to the Employer?
- Company and individual responsibility – vicarious liability
- Harassment/ bullying – current law and definition. Sex, Race Disability discrimination reviewed, as well as the rules covering Sexual Orientation, Age and Religious Beliefs
- The role of the Manager/Supervisor
- Dealing with complaints and grievances effectively
- Harassment from third parties – incidents outside work
- The Employers defence against claims – Employment Tribunals, procedures and cases