Harassment and Bullying Policy
This Harassment and Bullying Policy has been written in accordance with current best practice and provides employees with assurance that the company is committed to preventing harassment and bullying in the workplace. It includes advice on how to confront harassment, through both informal steps and a formal procedure.
This document makes specific reference to all unlawful grounds for discrimination and harassment under the Equality Act 2010, including sex, age, race, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, sexual orientation and disability.
This policy sets out the company’s commitment to protect its staff from bullying and harassment and provides an indicative list of the types of behaviour that it will not accept.
This policy also covers third party harassment e.g. harassment by a client or visitor.
This Harassment and Bullying Policy contains the following sections:
1. Policy Statement
2. Harassment and Bullying
3. Unlawful Grounds of Harassment or Bullying
4. Reporting Harassment
5. Third Party Harassment
6. Procedure for Complaints
8. Consequences of Breach
9. Responsibilities of Employees and Managers
10. Support and Advice