In the wake of the #MeToo movement, it’s crucial now more than ever to ensure a safe and supportive workplace. However, recent research revealed over 40 per cent of UK business directors have never been trained on workplace harassment.
This form of training is important to help promote awareness, decrease the likelihood of incidents and build trust in available reporting mechanisms.
Be sure to implement a training programme that clearly defines harassment and outlines unacceptable behaviour. In addition, offer guidance for reporting harassment and support resources.
The HSE has published a European social partner agreement between Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the Partnership of Public Employers (PPE), representing employers and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) representing employees.
It is supported by the Government, including the HSE, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).