Overview of a Harassment and Bullying Policy

What is a Harassment and Bullying Policy?

All employees have a right to work in a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. As an employer, you have a responsibility to ensure that these rights are met. A Harassment and Bullying Policy is a policy to be adopted by a company for the purpose of notifying employees of their rights. This document deals with processes and procedures to be followed in relation to harassment and bullying. The policy ensures good employee-related practices in the company.

Key points included

  • harassment;
  • sexual harassment;
  • bullying;
  • raising a complaint about a breach of the policy; and
  • consequences of breaching the policy.

Alternative names for a Harassment and Bullying Policy

Harassment Policy, Sexual Harassment Policy, Bullying Policies and Procedures.

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