Workplace Guide: Bullying

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Introduction

This good practice guide is one of a series of workplace guides from Stonewall, the UK’s leading lesbian and gay equality organisation.

This guide is a practical resource for organisations specifically wanting to prevent and tackle bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) staff. It outlines employers’ legal obligations and examines the nature of anti-gay bullying and harassment, and the impact that this type of discrimination can have on individual staff members, the working environment, productivity and an organisation’s external reputation.

The guide is based on in-depth research into organisations that are taking a variety of steps to address bullying and harassment on the basis of sexuality. Researchers interviewed 11 different organisations working across a range of sectors. All 11 are members of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

Featuring detailed case studies, the guide explores innovative and creative ways in which employers can support and protect their LGB staff from anti-gay bullying and harassment. It outlines how organisations can ensure their existing anti-bullying policies and procedures work better for their LGB staff, and it includes recommendations for challenging and tackling problem behaviour internally.








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