In recent times, media reports of bullying at work have become increasingly common, raising awareness of this issue and, in all likelihood, allowing more victims to come forward. Nobody wants to be the next organization to make headlines as an employer that allows harassment to go unchecked. In an era of increased transparency, governments have put new laws in place which require specific policies and mandate investigation of harassment allegations.
As a society at large, we are more aware than ever of the damage which can be caused by workplace bullying and harassment. Simply put, harassment and bullying cannot be tolerated and must be immediately addressed. Proper investigations must be conducted in order to assess the veracity of any complaint or suspicion, so that appropriate action can be taken. In some instances, that will involve addressing false or mistaken allegations of harassment; unfortunately, some employees can confuse managing with bullying, while others strategically make false allegations.
How we can help you with Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying Issues in Your Workplace
We will advise you on how to address these issues in a proactive manner and, when facing obstacles, act quickly and decisively to remedy the situation.
A neutral investigation conducted or guided by our lawyers can help employers to assess an allegation and plan the appropriate course of action, minimizing liability and eliminating conduct which can poison the workplace.
We will also work with you to ensure that you have proper policies and procedures in place as well as sufficient training to address these issues and minimize liability.
We want to be your Trusted Advisor, your Chief HR Law Officer, your business partner. Let us be part of your team, so that we can look after your employment law issues, and you can focus on your business.