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Anti-Harassment and Bullying Policy

Why you need an Anti-Harassment and Bullying Policy

Harassment and bullying shouldn't belong in society, let alone the workplace. The Equality Act 2010 and the Protection from harassment act 1997 impose a duty on employers to protect their staff from harassment and bullying.

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What is an Anti-Harassment and Bullying Policy?

An Anti-Harassment and Bullying policy lays out the rules and conduct expected of staff, as well as the process in which accusations and incidents are handled and investigated by the company. Having a policy in place is considered by the courts as a “reasonable step” towards protecting staff, thus adding to a defence for any potential claim.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you have to have an Anti-Harassment and Bullying policy?

A: If anti-harassment and bullying are covered in another policy of procedure like a Grievance Procedure, then the employer is not under legal obligation to provide a stand-alone policy. However, having a separate policy in place has been shown to improve the chances of not being found liable for the harassment and bulling of their workers.

Q: Who is responsible for bullying and harassment in the workplace?

A: All employees have anti-harassment and bullying responsibilities. But overall responsibility for bullying or harassment in the workplace will fall on the employer.

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