The impact of bullying and harassment in the workplace results in poor morale, low productivity, high staff turnover, high absence rates, low confidence for the employee affected, poor working relationships as well as timely and costly investigations and potentially litigation.
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- Training on Dignity in the Workplace
- Mediation by experienced, qualified mediators with a track record of success
- Investigations by highly trained investigators
Bullying and Harassment: What does the Law say?
Employers are obliged to have an anti bullying and harassment policy in their place of work for all employees to access and avail of.
Bullying and Harassment is governed under three pieces of legislation:
There is an onus on employers to assess and address any risks which are identified or allegations which are made.
The importance of having a bullying and harrassment policy ensures that there is an understanding of what bullying and harassment is and what can be done if a person feels that they are being bullied or harassed. Often, allegations of bullying and harassment are due to misunderstandings and communication breakdowns.
An Anti Bullying and Harassment policy clarifies to all staff that harassment or bullying of any kind will not be tolerated and provides a method of dealing with it, should it occur.
Where bullying or harassment exists it can have a harrowing impact on a workplace, and an employee’s personal and professional life. Therefore, it is important to address the matter adequately and promptly.