Workplace harassment training must start at the top of the organisation

Apparently, 44% of business directors have not had any training on workplace harassment, according to a recent study. The report also revealed that 28% of the UK’s non-managerial workforce have either never been trained or only received one session on workplace harassment and its consequences. This means that a significant amount of the workforce has no way of officially identifying what constitutes as harassment, or how to report it.

In order to address this important issue in the workplace it isimportant to ensure that all staff can identify workplace harassment and should be aware of company policy on professional workplace etiquette.

This should start at the top of the organisation and it isessential that directors are trained. Workplace training should be a regular feature for staff and provides organisations with a first line of defence if they are the subject of a workplace harassment claim.

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