Protect your workforce by teaching your employees about bullying and harassment. It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact awareness of bullying and harassment at work can have on your organisation and employees.
Under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and the Equality Act 2010, harassment at work is a criminal offence. Unwanted behaviour that often relates to prejudices such as age, gender, race or religion, bullying, and harassment, can occur in a number of ways, from social media to physical bullying.
This course provides anti-bullying and harassment training for managers and employees, important for creating a culture of respect in the workplace.
The aim of this course is to greater increase your knowledge of bullying, harassment and changes you can make, as well as the relevant laws and legislation.
The key points covered in this course are:
Tackling the issue
Differences between bullying and harassment
It is vital that anyone who works with others is able to help safeguard them from bullying and harassment. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions that are put to our specialists.
The difference between bullying and harassment lies predominantly in the legalities. Under current acts, harassment is a criminal offence. Whilst bullying is not illegal, discriminating against somebody because of 'protected characteristics' is against the law.
Both offences should be a major concern for any employer or organisation and must be taken seriously whenever the issue is raised. Cases of bullying or harassment can destroy an organisation's reputation, its workplace culture and, most significantly, someone's career.
This Bullying and Harassment training course teaches learners the difference between bullying and harassment, and much more.
The Equality Act 2010 legally protects someone from discrimination, including at work, in education, and as a consumer.
'Protected characteristics' are types of discrimination. It is against the law to discriminate against someone because of the following characteristics:
marriage and civil partnership
being pregnant or on maternity leave
religion or belief
Cyberbullying is a form of bullying that occurs online. It is an attack or abuse that can occur over email, social media, or other technology.
Bullying and harassment in schools, in the workplace or anywhere else, is fundamentally a safeguarding issue.
Therefore, we recommend Bullying and Harassment training for employees, managers, teachers and anyone else working where this type of abuse could take place. This course teaches learners how to deal with workplace bullying and harassment.
Just follow these four simple steps, sit back, relax and let us do the hard work for you and your team.