Workplace bullying is defined as inappropriate behaviour, direct or indirect, whether verbal, physical or otherwise, conducted by one or more persons against another.
All employers have an obligation under current employment legislation to prevent harassment and bullying in the workplace.
½ day or 1 day
Enhance awareness of the nature of bullying and harassment
Understand the effects of bullying at both individual and organisational level.
Familiarisation with current legislation
Know how to deal with complaints of bullying
Enhance awareness of the necessity for and the desirable features of an anti-bullying policy
Definition of bullying & harassment
Behaviour that constitutes both harassment & bullying
The impact and effect of bullying in the workplace
Current employment legislation as it relates to bullying
Recent court rulings on bullying in the workplace
Implications for employers
Design and implementation of an effective harassment & bullying policy
Handling complaints about bullying
Recording of complaints
Grievance and disciplinary procedures in bullying cases