Bullying and Harassment Policy

As part of its overall commitment to equality of opportunity and valuing diversity, Chepstow Construction Equipment is committed to promoting and ensuring a working environment where individuals are treated with respect and courtesy.

Harassment, bullying and/or victimisation detracts from a productive working environment and can affect the health, confidence, morale and performance of those affected by it, including anyone who witnesses, or has knowledge of, the unwanted behaviour.

Chepstow Construction Equipment has a legal duty to protect its members of staff. This policy emphasises that harassment, bullying and/or victimisation is unacceptable, whether in the workplace or outside of the workplace where it involves or affects the Business in any way. Such conduct must not be ignored and any complaints of harassment, bullying and/or victimisation of any individual who makes a complaint of harassment or bullying will be taken

seriously and investigated as a matter of urgency. Harassment, bullying and victimisation are viewed as gross misconduct, and disciplinary action, including dismissal, may be taken if any complaint of harassment, bullying or victimisation is upheld. All members of staff have an obligation to comply with this policy.

The aim of this policy is to prevent harassment, bullying and/or victimisation, provide guidance to resolve any problems should they occur, and avoid recurrence, the policy complies with the Equality Bill 2010, the Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974, the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, and the Prevention of Harassment Act 1997.

It is the responsibility of alt managers to make sure that their staff have familiarised themselves with, and understand, this policy. Managers have an obligation to tackle harassment, bullying and victimisation.