What is harassment and discrimination in the workplace?
“Discrimination” means being treated differently or unfairly. Harassment is illegal if it is based on a personal characteristic or status protected under anti-discrimination laws. To be illegal, the harassment must be so “severe or pervasive” that it interferes with the employee’s ability to perform the job.
What is an anti-bullying strategy?
A whole school approach to anti-bullying is cohesive, collective and collaborative action in and by a school community that has been strategically constructed with school leadership to reduce bullying and respond to it appropriately.
What is Republic Act 10627 all about?
AN ACT REQUIRING ALL ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO ADOPT POLICIES TO PREVENT AND ADDRESS THE ACTS OF BULLYING IN THEIR INSTITUTIONS.
When does bullying become a form of workplace discrimination?
This occurs when the bullying is being bullied by a group of people, and often presents itself when person being bullies has violated group norms by reporting discrimination or blowing the whistle on illegal or hazardous employment practices, for example.
What do you need to know about unlawful discrimination at work?
As an employer you need to prevent discrimination, harassment or bullying from occurring in the workplace. What is unlawful discrimination? Discrimination occurs when a person, or a group of people, is treated less favourably than another person or group because of their background or certain personal characteristics.
What is it called when you bully someone at work?
When bullying is directed as a specific type of person or a protected class of people, then it is called harassment. Additionally, there also some violent acts of bullying that qualify as criminal harassment. 4. What is not considered workplace bullying?
What to know about prohibitions on discrimination and harassment in employment?
Overview of prohibitions on discrimination and harassment in employment 3. Employee liability 4. Employer liability 5. The ‘hostile work environment’ 6. Flexible working conditions and family responsibilities 7. Reasonable adjustments for people with disability 8. Where does the workplace end? 9.