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10 Top Tips For Managing Workplace Harassment

By Matthew Reymes Cole
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.

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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 01455 858 132.

About the Author

Matthew Reymes-Cole

Matt joined Croner in 2007 as an employment law consultant and has advised clients of all sizes on all aspects of employment law. He has worked within management positions since 2017 and currently overseas a team within the litigation department, whilst continuing to support a number of clients directly.

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