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Downloadable and customisable documents relating to harassment and bullying. For more information, see the employment law pages on harassment and sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace.

Dignity at work policy
Dignity at work policy
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Use this policy to lay out the policy on dignity at work. This includes the company, and employee's rights and responsibilities.

Domestic violence policy
Domestic violence policy
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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.

Harassment, sexual harassment and bullying policy
Harassment, sexual harassment and bullying policy
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This policy covers definitions of harassment, sexual harassment and bullying, examples of these types of behaviour, performance management, making a complaint and procedures to be followed once a complaint is raised.

Inappropriate behaviour policy
Inappropriate behaviour policy
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This policy covers identifying harassment, bullying, preventing harassment and dealing with harassment.

 

List of behaviours that may constitute harassment
List of behaviours that may constitute harassment
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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, religious belief, disability and age.

Dignity and respect at work notice
Dignity and respect at work notice
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This notice confirms the organistion's commitment to afford their employees with dignity and respect at work. It sets out that inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated by the organisations and reminds individuals of the process to follow if they observe inappropriate behaviour.

Sample investigation report - dignity at work
Sample investigation report - dignity at work
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This template provides an overview of an investigation report into a complaint regarding dignity at work. It clearly sets out the evidence received, the findings of fact, issues to be addressed and the conclusion of the investigation.

Terms of reference - dignity at work investigation
Terms of reference - dignity at work investigation
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This template outlines the terms of reference the organisation will have regard to when carrying out an investigation in to a complaint concerning dignity at work.

Letter acknowledging a discrimination or harassment complaint
Letter acknowledging a discrimination or harassment complaint
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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.

Letter notifying employee of commencement of formal investigation
Letter notifying employee of commencement of formal investigation
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This letter can be used to inform an employee that a formal complaint has been made against them and the formal investigation process is being initiated. The letter also outlines the process that will be followed and who will form the investigation team.

Letter to invite complainant to a formal investigation interview
Letter to invite complainant to a formal investigation interview
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As part of the formal investigation process, this letter can be used to invite the complainant to a formal investigation interview. The letter includes the right to be represented at the interview.

Letter to invite respondent to a formal investigation interview
Letter to invite respondent to a formal investigation interview
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As part of the formal investigation process, this letter can be used to invite the respondent to a formal investigation interview. The letter includes the right to be represented at the interview.

Letter to invite witness to a formal investigation interview
Letter to invite witness to a formal investigation interview
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As part of the formal investigation process, this letter can be used to invite witnesses to a formal investigation interview. The letter includes the right to be represented at the interview.

Letter to respondent with summary of complaint
Letter to respondent with summary of complaint
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This letter can be sent to the respondent alongside the document containing the summary of complaint, listing the documentation gathered and witnesses interviewed as part of the investigation process. The letter provides the respondent with the right to respond to this information at a meeting.