In addition to specific duties directly relating to stress related ill-health, you have a number of other duties relating to how your employees are treated in the workplace. These include preventing bullying and harassment in the workplace, and the harassment or victimisation of employees with a disability.
In order to ensure your employees are a treated fairly at work, you must:
- Prevent all employees from being subject to bullying or harassment
- Prevent direct or disability-related discrimination of disabled employees
- Prevent disability-related victimisation or harassment
- Provide health surveillance where there is an identifiable work-related condition, there is a likelihood of reoccurrence, or where surveillance will help protection
- Provide night workers with regular health assessments
There are a number of measures you can take to ensure that your employees are treated fairly in the workplace, such as:
- Implement a bullying and harassment policy for all employees and ensure any such incidents are treated seriously
- Develop an equality policy and promote awareness amongst all employees
- Ensure all HR policies reflect the needs of disabled employees
- Ensure disabled employees are not discriminated on recruitment, promotion, pay and conditions
- Ensure employee health is monitored for night workers
- Ensure employee health is monitored where a risk assessment identifies there is a work-related condition or the likelihood a previous condition could reoccur
To find out what counts as harassment, download the full guide.