Harassment and bullying

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Model documents and policies

Downloadable and customisable documents relating to harassment and bullying. For more information see the employment law pages.
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Letters

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Letter acknowledging a discrimination or harassment complaint

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Last Modified: 01 Jun 2013
This letter can be used to acknowledge a complaint of discrimination or harassment. It outlines the organisation's policy and procedure for handling such complaints.

Policies

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Anti-harassment and bullying policy

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Last Modified: 01 Jun 2013
This policy covers definitions of harassment and bullying, examples of harassment and bullying, enforcement, training, communication and raising awareness and procedures.
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Complaints procedure policy

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Last Modified: 01 Jun 2013
This policy covers the complaints procedure employees should follow if they experience or witness any unlawful discrimination or harassment and covers informal action, formal action, investigation, outcome of the investigation, appeals and records.
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Dignity at work policy

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Last Modified: 22 Nov 2013
Use this policy to lay out the policy on dignity at work. This includes the company, and employee's rights and responsibilities.
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Domestic violence policy

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Last Modified: 01 Jun 2013
This policy covers action to be taken if an employee confides in a manager, action to be taken if the manager suspects that an employee is being subjected to domestic violence, action to be taken if the manager is told by a third party that an employee is being subjected to domestic violence and action to be taken if an employee who has been subjected to domestic violence is underperforming.
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Inappropriate behaviour policy

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Last Modified: 01 Jun 2013
This policy covers identifying harassment, bullying, preventing harassment and dealing with harassment.
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List of behaviours that may constitute harassment

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Last Modified: 01 Jun 2013
Add this list of behaviours to a harassment policy to outline what might constitute harassment. The list includes behaviours that are sex-based and relating to sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability and age.