Bullying & Harassment

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Outline
Harassment and bullying behaviour in the workplace is unpleasant and offensive. It can affect an individual's professional performance and psychological welfare, and can be so destructive that the effects continue after work, devastating personal lives as well as careers. Harassment and bullying can result in low morale, increased sickness absence or resignations.

“Providing specific advice for managers and individuals to ensure that they foster an environment that discourages bullying and harassment.”

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Who should attend?
This is a Level 1 course targeted at all individuals regardless of their own experience of bullying. This course offers delegates the opportunity to understand the insidious way in which bullies operate and looks at strategies to identify them and the situations where harassment is taking place.

Course content

  • What is workplace bullying and harassment?
  • Acceptable and unacceptable forms of behaviour
  • Why does it happen and what can be done about it?
  • The legal definitions of bullying & harassment (& your statutory rights)
  • Effects on business - the shocking facts and figures
  • Developing a formal bullying and harassment policy
  • Raising awareness in the workplace
  • Keeping the workplace free of bullying and harassment

Learning objectives

  • Highlight the importance of an environment where everyone feels safe from bullying & harassment
  • Discuss how bullying & harassment are viewed in the eyes of the law
  • Understand your role in ensuring that bullying & harassment is eliminated
  • Demonstrate how to deal with cases of bullying & harassment
  • Identify different methods that are used to bully and harass