Organisations have obligations to ensure dignity at work under the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015 and the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. They must ensure that the workplace is free from harassment and sexual harassment, and prevent and address psychosocial hazards in the workplace including bullying.
The changing workplace, in particular remote working, places a greater onus on organisations to develop, communicate and implement a robust dignity at work policy. Dignity at work is also about creating a positive workplace culture in which there is zero tolerance for bullying, harassment and sexual harassment. Prevention is better than cure and you can learn more about this in a previous article that I wrote (www.pai.ie/dignity-at-work/).
I am really looking forward to delivering this 2-hour webinar – Dignity at Work – on 5 March 2021.
The webinar will focus on:
- understanding the legal and policy framework underpinning dignity at work
- an overview of the new Code of Practice for employers and employees on the prevention and resolution of bullying at work (S.I. No 674/2020)
- managing dignity at work issues and complaints
- creating positive and respectful workplace cultures
I look forward to seeing you there!
Sile O’Donnell, Associate Trainer, PAI