Dignity at Work
DIGNITY AT WORK
We, Active Social Care Limited, commit ourselves to working together to maintain a workplace environment that encourages and supports the right to dignity at work. All who work here are expected to respect the right of each individual to dignity in their working life. All will be treated equally and respected for their individuality and diversity. Bullying in any form is not accepted by us and will never be tolerated.
Where possible and appropriate, harassment and bullying complaints of any nature should be dealt with by using an informal approach, at least in the first instance. Informal action provides the opportunity to resolve allegations of harassment through informal discussion and mediation. Some people may not be aware that their behaviour in some circumstances is being perceived as bullying harassment or sexual harassment.
Using an informal approach gives the alleged harasser the opportunity to change their behaviour if directly approached by an employee, manager or through a mediation process. However, should the informal approach fail to stop the harassment or bullying, or if an employee agrees with their manager that the situation is so serious as to warrant formal action, the formal approach should be taken. This involves the complainant making a written grievance.