Harassment is against the law. The Equality Act 2010 states it is unlawful to harass people and defines this as a behaviour which makes someone feel intimidated or offended.
While bullying is not classed as unlawful, it does often fall into the same area as harassment and can be viewed as such and in the workplace, employers have a duty to ensure all employees are aware of the commitments the company and the individual has regarding both.
All businesses should have an anti-harassment and bullying policy in place and whilst there may be some specifics, most will be fairly similar which makes standardised online anti-harassment and bullying policy training an effective way of getting employees up to speed on this subject.
A bullying and harassment-free workplace is essential to comply with law, as well as simply being a better environment to work in. As an employer, you should want a workplace which everyone feels comfortable, happy and motivated.
Harassment and the Equality Act 2010
Harassment is defined as behaviour which makes someone feel intimidated or offended when it relates to one of the following:
- gender (including gender reassignment)
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
Anti-harassment and bullying policy training is designed with managers involved initially, as it helps them understand how to tackle these problems in the workplace, ensuring employees are motivated and happy at work.
Harassment is unpleasant and it can impact the business on a large scale especially if it leads to lack of productivity and even time off work for the person or persons affected.
Online anti-harassment and bullying policy training will provide information about policy commitments, steps to handling and managing both informal and formal events and actions to take should an investigation become necessary.
Training incorporates case study to give a clear picture of how a harassment case may work.
Opting for online training is not only cost efficient but it caters to a wider range of learner types and allows your staff to study at a pace which suits their needs. Course elements are broken into easily digestible chunks so employees can quickly and easily grasp the key concepts necessary to confidently act upon any bullying and harassment claims.
Anti-harassment and bullying policies are a legal requirement but just having one in place is not enough. Staff need to be trained in how to apply the policy in reality and ensure employees feel protected and safe in the workplace.
- Anti-Harassment and Bullying Policy – £15.00