Dealing with Allegations of Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace

Harassment has been a high-profile news story over the past couple of years and various surveys quote statistics ranging from approximately one-third to around 80% of women and 20% of men have experienced some form of sexual harassment in the workplace.  There is also harassment relating to other protected characteristics, such as race or disability, and bullying in general.

Bullying and harassment can seriously damage a workplace and create a toxic environment.

This seminar will cover some of the key issues of this difficult topic and using case studies will look at what you need to do when handling allegations including:

  • How are bullying and harassment defined
  • What the law says
  • Employer’s Liability
  • Banter
  • Does location matter?
  • Withdrawing allegations
  • Investigating complaints
  • Vexatious complaints
  • Avoiding complaints

The event will also include a brief update of recent developments in employment law.