10 Top Tips For Managing Workplace Harassment

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31 Jan 2018

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The fight against harassment has spread to all corners of society – from Hollywood and the Golden Globes to everyday workplaces. Here are 10 top tips for employers about dealing with harassment in the workplace.

Managing Workplace Harassment - Infographic

Top 10 Tips for Managing Harassment

  1. Know what Harassment is: It’s defined as ‘unwanted conduct’ that violates, intimidates, is hostile, degrading, humiliating, or offensive.
  2. Know who it applies to: If an employee finds a behaviour unacceptable or if they feel damaged by it, they have the right to complain.
  3. Know the grounds for harassment: These include sex, sexual orientation, race, disability, age and religious beliefs.
  4. Communicate zero tolerance: Make it crystal clear what is acceptable and what is unacceptable behaviour at work.
  5. Know the signs: Offensive jokes, lewd comments, unwanted physical contact, offensive pictures, private life speculation and isolating people.
  6. Training: All employees should attend equal opportunities and diversity training.
  7. Be accessible: Encourage your employees to report harassment and be alert of the signs.
  8. Investigating: You must have a set process in place and act quickly.
  9. Disciplinary procedure: If the allegations are well founded they should be dealt with in accordance with this policy.
  10. Provide support: Keep the complainant informed and reassure them that their concerns are being taken seriously and being addressed.
If your business requires support and advice with a case of harassment contact 0808 145 3490.

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