Bullying and harassment is behaviour that makes someone feel intimidated or offended. Harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010 and can include unfair treatment, picking on or regularly.
Workplace Harassment Consultancy: Why You Need it
Bullying and harassment is behaviour that makes someone feel intimidated or offended. Harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010 and can include unfair treatment, picking on or regularly undermining someone and talking about people behind their backs. The impact of harassment at work can be profoundly damaging to the individual, the team and the overall performance of the business. When bullying and harassment cases progress to employment tribunals there is no ceiling on pay-outs for successful cases relating to a protected characteristic, and cases often receive negative press attention.
We will work with you to ensure your organisation is not in this situation because you take inclusion and diversity seriously. You will confidently and clearly communicate standards of behaviour, tackle incidents robustly and apply sanctions where necessary. Where more widespread patterns of harassment emerge, we can undertake a wholescale review to address the challenges.
Workplace Harassment Consultancy: How it Works
At Inclusive Employers we understand every piece of consultancy is different and complex. Our significant expertise ensures we are equipped and able to support you to address the cultural issues specific to your organisation. When consulting on Workplace Harassment we can do this in the following ways:
- Investigations: formal or informal;
- Report preparation with recommendations for action;
- Inclusion surveys;
- Focus groups;
- Liaison with witnesses, victims, perpetrators;
- Policy and procedure review for compliance and best practice;
- Creation of harassment contact and support groups;
- Values development and standard setting communications;
- Training for managers and teams, visit our Inclusion and Diversity Topics pages for more information
Workplace Harassment Consultancy: What is Our Approach?
Our approach is grounded in working together: all our consultancy is delivered in partnership with clients. We take a clear brief in the knowledge that every employer is facing different issues.
We’re looking forward to working with you. Our consultants have years of experience and are equipped with skills, knowledge and expertise to develop inclusive workplaces. This means we know what works and our recommendations are hugely practical – we will give you the confidence to take action and have lasting impact on workplace culture. In a trusted and confidential setting we will always feedback honestly on what we find or see.
Our goal is to support growth and development. Part of this includes advising on internal communications. We know it is essential to ensure the project lands well and that staff see and understand the benefits to the organisation and individual employees.
Ultimately at Inclusive Employers we encourage clients to be ambitious and bold in relation to inclusion and diversity and certainly apply a zero tolerance approach to harassment or bullying.