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Jean Kelly: How to investigate harassment and bullying complaints robustly- Part 6

  Learn from my experience of conducting formal investigations into harassment, bullying and discrimination for large, high profile companies and organisations in this, the final in my series on how to investigate harassment and bullying complaints.   Tip – Record, record, record Do not rely on your memory as far as the progress of the…

Jean Kelly: How to investigate harassment and bullying complaints robustly- Part 4

For sound and effective formal investigations of harassment, bullying and discrimination follow my tips based on extensive experience of conducting investigations. Have an appropriate order of play I recommend the following order of play for the interviews: First the complainant, without whom there would not be a complaint to investigate. Then witnesses – who may…

Jean Kelly: How to investigate harassment and bullying complaints robustly- Part 5

Learn from my experience of conducting formal investigations into harassment, bullying and discrimination for large, high profile companies and organisations. Tip – How to decide on your findings When you have collected your evidence and put it into your report, read it through carefully and the conclusions should be apparent. List the conclusions, then put…

Jean Kelly: How to investigate harassment and bullying complaints robustly

More tips to help ensure your formal investigations of harassment, bullying and discrimination are sound and effective. Select impartial investigators An investigation should not be carried out by anyone who is involved in the allegation, such as line managers or HR staff who might have to be witnesses. It is preferable that the investigators are…

Jean Kelly: How to investigate harassment and bullying complaints robustly

Here are some more tips to help ensure your formal investigations of harassment, bullying and discrimination are sound and effective. Tip – Prepare, prepare, prepare Prior to each interview, the investigator should prepare questions based on the written complaint and relevant documentation received in relation to the complaint. A series of questions should be written…

Homophobia and racial harassment are the two main topics of investigation for Community Values 2010, as they begin their study on workplace discrimination. This research study is thought to be the largest and most widespread Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) research study of its kind, offering an uniwue insight into the lives of LGBT…

Businesses are being urged to think how changes in government legislation on equality and diversity could impact on how they conduct their day-to-day affairs. The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), which is a non-governmental body largely financed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has published guidance on how to deal with rule…

Businesses are being urged to think how changes in government legislation on equality and diversity could impact on how they conduct their day-to-day affairs. The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), which is a non-governmental body largely financed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has published guidance on how to deal with rule…

Offering ways for employees to relax after working hard in the office can be one of the best means for businesses to raise staff wellbeing and productivity, it has been claimed. Andrew Hodgkins, acting managing director at Keith Prowse, said a side effect of the office culture can be that workers get run down and…

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is investigating whether public bodies and public transport providers are fulfilling their legal obligations to prevent disabled people from being harassed.  Councils, police forces, schools and other public bodies as well as bus, train companies and other public transport providers found to be failing in their duties could face…

With the World Cup set to begin on Friday, it is likely to dominate the UK’s viewing habits for the next month and quite possibly much of the discussion in the country’s workplaces. However, a survey by Croner – which specialises in legal practices and advice regarding matters such as health and safety and HR…

FCO selects CMP Resolutions to develop employee dispute resolution capabilities

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has selected CMP Resolutions to develop, deliver and support an innovative training programme to establish the UK’s first holistic Dispute Resolution Caseworker service. The FCO will be creating a volunteer cadre of staff who will provide a one-stop-shop service to support any member of staff involved in a workplace…

Acas, the employment relations service, is predicting how workplace conflicts could evolve as the UK emerges from the recession in its latest discussion paper, Riding out the storm: managing conflict in a recession and beyond With employers and employees still facing a continued period of uncertainty, the discussion paper reviews the impact the current recession…

Widespread evidence of the mistreatment and exploitation of migrant and agency workers in the meat and poultry processing sector has been discovered by an Equality and Human Rights Commission inquiry. Workers reported physical and verbal abuse and a lack of proper health and safety protection, with the treatment of pregnant workers a particular concern. Many…