Bullying and Harassment – How Do I Handle It?Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 17 January 2018
“I am an HR Manager and recently received a written complaint from an employee who told me that his colleague was calling him a “tinker” and a “gypo”. When he challenged his colleague and asked him to stop, he was told it was just a bit of “banter”. I do not know what the legal ramifications of this could be and am unsure what to do with this complaint, how do I handle it?"
You would be well advised to take this complaint very seriously, as it is possible that this employee may decide to bring a claim of harassment and/or discrimination on the grounds of race. Under the provisions of the Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, as amended, harassment on racial
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