Sexual Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace
60% of UK females say that they have been harassed in the workplace and it happens for the gents too as 40% of them state that they too have experienced harassment.
Bullying and harassment cost the UK in terms of lost revenues from:
- Poor attendance and lack of productivity
- Loss of staff, and subsequent recruitment and retraining costs
- Legal costs due to tribunals
- Brand damage
In many cases, bullying and harassment are a one-off and can be addressed with retraining and efforts around the company culture. However – in some cases they are significant and need to be given considerably greater attention. Legally, the employer’s duty of care is clear, and the legislation exists to protect us all from the negative impacts of unpleasant bullying, or sexual harassment.
Who Should Attend & Course Content
This course is aimed at managers, team leaders and HR departments who want a to get up to speed on the legislation, the concepts and the impacts of bullying and harassment in the workplace. It will help managers and organisations to understand how to identify these behaviours and how to work internally to support staff within a company culture which values everyone for the person they bring to work and which fully respects the individual.
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Outline the three types of sexual harassment and be able to identify bullying, discriminating or harassing behaviours
- State the legal differences between bullying and sexual harassment
- Name the issues for a business when bullying and sexual harassment is ignored and no action is taken
- Define key strategies an organisation could embark on to prevent bullying and harassment
- Outline key personal and employer responsibilities with regard to bullying and harassment and feel equipped to take action where necessary
Course Duration: Half Day
Location: Run onsite at your location