Employers are liable for acts of harassment in the workplace, you need robust policies and procedures in place to protect employees and defend your business against claims.
Harassment in the workplace is a behaviour that makes someone feel intimidated or offended and is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010.
Examples of harassment include picking on someone, unfair treatment, spreading malicious rumours, and denying someone promotion or training opportunities. Employees should try to resolve the issue informally at first, then if that fails then they should raise a formal grievance.
It is important to involve an HR professional with any formal harassment issue. Many Startups and SMEs do not have any HR personnel working for them, so it is best to outsource the service to an expert.
At Business Butler, our HR Experts can help you with any harassment issues and will work with you to ensure the whole procedure is managed correctly and resolved efficiently.
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