Bullying and Sexual Harassment: A Practical Handbook

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Elsevier, Jan 31, 2006 - Psychology - 116 pages
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Bullying and Sexual Harassment provides practical guidance on how to recognise and reduce bullying and harassment. It explains and advises on what steps a manager should take when they first become aware of such problems and how to be pro-active rather than reactive. It is written in an easy to follow, friendly style especially designed for use by those having to grapple with such a difficult and sensitive area. It addresses such issues as: why does it seem so hard to deal with it? When does friendliness or banter become sexual harassment? When does firm management become bullying? How do you recognise bullying in the workplace? How should you deal with complaints of bullying or harassment and what are the pitfalls? The book is considered in the context of the situation in the UK and British case law.
  • Covers how to recognise signs of bullying and sexual harassment
  • The potential consequences of not dealing with allegations of bullying and sexual harassment, including legal action, impact on morale, absenteeism, productivity and reputation
  • Guidance on writing and developing formal policies and procedures to deal with allegations of bullying and harassment

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1 What is BASH?
2 Why is this the managers responsibility?
3 What can I do about it?
4 What procedures should we adopt and develop?
5 How can I help people enact the policies and procedures?
6 Where does it all end?
Appendix 1 Procedures
Appendix 2 Selfassessment
Appendix 3 Types of bully and bullying behaviour
Appendix 4 Useful contacts and sources of further information

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Tina Stephens is a successful manager, tutor, writer, broadcaster and consultant. Tina is particularly keen to blend research and theory with a practical, down to earth approach to help those at the ‘sharp end’. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development where she is also a chief examiner in the areas of Employee Reward, Managing for Results and Performance Management.

Jane Hallas is a Director of equalta, a business consultancy with a range of clients covering the public sector, FTSE 100 companies, SMEs and business start ups. A specialist in employment law, Jane is particularly interest in diversity and bullying and harassment. She sits as a lay member of the Employment Tribunal system, is an ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) arbitrator and a qualified mediator. Jane trains people in conflict management, mediation skills, and employment law, and works as an external mediator within organisations.

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