Managing Workplace Harassment and Bullying

Course Overview

Harassment and bullying are actions which disrupt equality and wellbeing at the workplace. These actions are known to have serious consequences for employers, as well as employees. They can negatively affect people’s health, work performance and overall success. In this light, harassment and bullying should be regarded as a workplace health and safety matter, and therefore, should be treated seriously and responsibly.

Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to help the participant build a proactive work environment, based on equality in their organizations. It aims at preventing occurrences of harassment and bullying in the organization. In this view, this course will:

  • Define what constitutes harassment and bullying;
  • Identify the rights and responsibilities of employees in relation to this policy;
  • Establish measures to prevent and stop harassment and bullying;
  • Provide professional, timely, confidential, impartial, fair and effective processes when dealing with harassment and bullying;and
  • Preserve the dignity and self-respect of all parties.

Course Content

A. Introduction and Setting the Scene

  • Equality
  • Diversity
  • Dignity at work

B. The Protected Characteristics

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or Belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation

C. Types of Discrimination

  • Direct discrimination
  • Discrimination by association
  • Perception discrimination
  • Indirect discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Harassment by others
  • Victimization
  • Pregnancy and maternity

D. Relevant Local and International Laws

E. Action Plan

Course Methodology

The training is going to be highly interactive combination of lectures, group discussions, questionnaires, individual reflections, role plays, simulations and videos.

Target Audience

All Employees

Duration

1 Day (08:30–14:30) with appropriate breaks for tea/refreshments and lunch.

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