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Dignity at work policy

When to use it

A Dignity at Work Policy plays an important part in preventing staff from experiencing bullying and harassment whilst at work and ensures all staff are clear about what is acceptable behaviour in the workplace.

Dignity at work


The Company believes that the working environment should at all times be supportive of the dignity and respect of individuals. If a complaint of harassment is brought to the attention of management, it will be investigated promptly and appropriate action will be taken.


This company travel policy is applicable to all workers of [company name].

General principles

Harassment can be defined as conduct, which is unwanted and offensive and affects the dignity of an individual or group of individuals.

Sexual harassment is defined as behaviour characterised by the making of unwanted and unwelcome and inappropriate sexual remarks or physical advances in a workplace or other professional or social situation.

People can be subject to harassment on a wide variety of grounds including:

  • race, ethnic origin, nationality or skin colour
  • sex or sexual orientation
  • religious or political convictions
  • willingness to challenge harassment, leading to victimisation

The full Dignity at work policy will be available once purchased.

Reviewed 30 April 2022

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Equal opportunities explained

Equal opportunities policies set out an employer's commitment to fairness, and fair working practices, including the measures that a company or organisation will take to help eliminate and prevent unfair treatment at work.

The areas covered include: recruitment; terms and conditions; pay and benefits; promotion and transfer opportunities; training; dismissal; and redundancy. It can also relate to various different types of unfair treatment, including direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation, as well as failure to make reasonable adjustments to remove any disadvantage caused by a disability.

Denying any individual their right to equal opportunity in the workplace is potentially discrimination, which is considered unlawful under the Equality Act 2010.