Bullying and harassment
With fewer people in the office and the increased likelihood of lone working and online abuse, there is a heightened risk of sexual harassment. Maria Strauss outlines a 10-point plan that should help HR teams tackle this.
There are a few avenues available to employees wishing to seek legal redress after being bullied in the workplace, but no specific anti-bullying legislation yet exists. Bina Patel, senior associate in the employment team at law firm Kingsley Napley LLP, explains why such a law would improve access to justice for all.
Only two-thirds of UK employers have taken action to prevent sexual harassment - a proportion that is significantly below the European average. With this in mind, and as the government reveals a new plan to address harassment, Stephan Swinkels from Littler's international practice explains what employers should prioritise.
Commentary and analysis: HR and legal information and guidance relating to bullying and harassment.
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