DTI initiative planned to stamp out bullying

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article A Government drive to stamp out workplace bullying should help employerscome to terms with one of the most difficult areas of workplace law, accordingto lawyers. The initiative is being led by the Department of Trade and Industry andtrade union Amicus and is designed to tackle bullying and discrimination in theworkplace. The £1.8m project is being part funded by the DTI’s Strategic PartnershipFund and has 10 industry partners including Royal Mail, Acas, BT and Remploy. Trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt said the scheme would promote avoluntary charter on dignity at work and produce and anti-bullying informationpack. It will also design a benchmarking tool to help firms examine their ownsituation, train employees as harassment counsellors, highlight beacons of bestpractice and provide advice to organisations on the problems of workplacebullying. Bess Moseley, a member of the discrimination unit at law firm AddleshawGoddard, said the campaign should help raise awareness of the complexdiscrimination laws, helping business keep within the regulations. “There have been confusing differences between the various pieces oflegislation. But newly harmonised laws, together with this campaign, shouldmake employers’ lives easier. As compensation for discrimination claims ispotentially unlimited, firms must take steps to ensure they are informed and upto date about recent developments,” she said. www.amicustheunion.org Related posts:No related photos. DTI initiative planned to stamp out bullyingOn 1 May 2004 in Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Personnel Todaylast_img read more

"DTI initiative planned to stamp out bullying"