A new Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work written by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has been in place since December 2020 (S.I. 674 of 2020).
This Understanding the Cause and Effect of Workplace Bullying Behaviourworkshop is designed to ensure organisations understand what is and what is not regarded as bullying behaviour (as detailed in the Code of Practice) and what steps should be taken to address issues that may be happening and ensure that the problem does not re-occur elsewhere. To give of their best, it is essential that all employees feel their workplace is a ‘safe place to work’.
Bullying behaviour takes many forms and the effects are wide reaching. In addition to the possibility of costly legal actions, it causes stress and anxiety to those involved, increases absenteeism, lowers levels of performance and can significantly undermine organisational, team and employee morale. This workshop will enable those with responsibility for employee welfare to address this potentially damaging workplace issue and empower team members to ‘speak out’.