Harassment & Bullying

Bullying and harassment is defined as unwanted behaviour that makes someone feel:

  • Intimidated
  • Degraded
  • Humiliated
  • Offended

It’s often insidious and may not be apparent to others or to you. Bullying can be an isolated incident or something persistent. It’s not only a face-to-face thing but can happen on the phone or via written communications.

Why this concerns you as an employer

If you leave bullying and harassment incidents unchecked then an unhappy and unproductive workplace will result. One where you’ll have:

  • Low morale and poor employee relations
  • Loss of respect towards supervisors or managers
  • Poor performance = lost productivity
  • Persistent absence
  • Resignations
  • Possible tribunals and other court cases