Dignity at Work
Dignity at Work training to help create the workplace, free from harassment and bullying, that everyone deserves.
DURATION | 30 minutes
Dignity at Work Training | Being afforded a dignified place of work is a protected right for every employee. This means a workplace free from both bullying and harassment. However, a survey by the BBC (Oct 2017) found that a large proportion of employers and not currently fulfilling this obligation.
How to handle issues of bullying and harassment can be confusing for employees and employers. So, this dignity at work course, designed for all staff, explains responsibilities on both sides. Consequently, the clear expectations are established, upon which dignified workplaces are built.
Dignity at Work Course Objective
Firstly, provide employers with an effective way to help establish a dignified workplace. Secondly, help employees understand their responsibilities to employers and colleagues with respect to dignity at work.
- Understand legislation around bullying and harassment at work
- Identify bullying and harassment at work
- How to prevent bullying and harassment at work
- What to do if you or a colleague are bullied or harassment
- Appropriate management responses
UNIT 1 | INTRODUCTION
Firstly, we clarify learning objectives and current legislation.
UNIT 2 | BULLYING
Next, we explain what bullying is. After that, we provide examples to aid understanding of what can frequently be grey areas. Next we outline how to resolve complaints of bullying.
UNIT 3 | HARASSMENT
Thirdly, we untangle the definition of harassment. Including all the characteristics protected by law. After that, we explain how harassment issues can be resolved.
UNIT 4 | PREVENTION
Illustrates proactive measures that can be put in place. For example, a Dignity at Work charter.
UNIT 5 | RESPONDING TO A COMPLAINT
To sum up, we highlight the proper way to handle complaints of bullying & harassments.
UNIT 6 | QUIZ
15 question multiple choice provides a way to consider and therefore reinforce learning outcomes.
Above all, those with the responsibility for establishing dignity at work policies. After that, all staff. Because we all have a role in creating dignified workplaces.
At the end of the CPD accredited online Dignity at Work course there is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz. If learners demonstrate their understanding of course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, we’ll email them their completion certificate. If learners score less than 80%, they can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until they are successful. A posted certificate is available for £6.
Harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010. Bullying itself is not against the law however, under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act (1974) employers have a ‘duty of care’ for all their workers.
Further, under British law it is an offence to lay hands on another person without their consent and there are varying degrees of assault. Health and safety law applies to risks from violence (including verbal abuse), just as it does to other risks at work.
Why take the Dignity at Work course?
Important for the success of your business is providing a workplace that is free from harassment. Moreover, it is a legal requirement. Because the Equality Act 2010 protects employees from harassment by their employer and colleagues.
Behaviours that constitute bullying and harassment, including sexual harassment are explored in the course. For instance, when does workplace banter become bullying? Or is it ok to put an arm around a colleague to support them?
Consequently, staff will gain an understand of what is appropriate behaviour and what it not. This clarity reduces the chance of future transgression.
Because there is a subjective element to bullying and harassment. It follows that company policies will vary. So, we are happy to adjust the content of the dignity at work training to reflect your specific requirements.
- Accelerated learning – 35 minutes
- CPD-accredited certificate
- Access on phones, tablets or desktops
- 12 months access
- Net zero carbon product
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