This is an excellent article by Kirsty Harvison about the steps you need to take now to proactively ensure your workplace provides a safe working environment for your workers.
It talks about sexual harassment but the issue is even bigger – bullying, aggressive behaviour, victimisation and turning a blind eye are work-related issues that you need to address.
It’s the law now, not simply a nice to have anymore. And it’s not HR’s job – it’s yours, as the employer.
HR’s job is to help and advise you on how to take proactive steps towards providing a safe working environment.
Do not think that because no one is reporting sexual harassment that it’s not happening in your workplace.
This is a common mistake – the “no news is good news” syndrome.
Please get in touch if you need help with any aspect of what’s discussed in this article: