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Personal Development Management System

Dignity and Respect Policy in Practice

Audience: Academic staff, Professional staff, Research staff, Research supervisors

Date: Wednesday 28 April 2021

Times: 10.00 to 12.00

Programme: Dignity and Inclusion Portfolio

Key details: Microsoft Teams.

Course information

A recent study by the YouGov on behalf of the TUC found that around a third of staff in the UK had been bullied in the workplace. Bullying and harassment have negative impacts e.g. low morale and is detrimental to mental health. This can result in a loss of productivity and absence which will affect the success of the organisation. This workshop has been designed to build awareness of what bullying and harassment means in the workplace and what actions are available to staff through the Dignity and Respect at work policy.

The workshop is for all staff, but those who have responsibility for others are particularly encouraged to attend.

Aims and objectives

  • understand what is meant by bullying and harassment
  • be aware of the impact both on the individual and the university of inappropriate behaviour
  • have discussed some case studies and concluded whether bullying and harassment took place
  • be clear on the processes (both formal and informal) to deal with potential cases of bullying and harassment


Mr Sukhi Bains (Human Resources)

Miss Louise Nixon (HR)

Mrs Lynn Neville (OSDS)

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