Preventing and Resolving Bullying in the Workplace

Preventing and Resolving Bullying in the Workplace

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Introduction – Why this event and why now?

The consequence of bullying at work can be significant for employees and employers, including high staff turnover, poor morale, legal costs in defending claims and an overall unhealthy atmosphere to work in. 

There is a new unified Code of Practice for Employers and Employees On The Prevention And Resolution Of Bullying At Work from the Workplace Relations Commission and the Health and Safety Authority. It applies to all workplaces in Ireland, irrespective of whether employees work at a fixed location, at home or are mobile.

It provides practical guidance for employers on identifying and preventing bullying at work arising from their duties under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.  It also applies to employees in relation to their duties under the 2005 Act to ‘not engage in improper conduct or behaviour that is likely to endanger his or her own safety, health and welfare at work or that of any other person’.

This event is a must for anyone dealing with bullying complaints in the workplace, either formally or informally addressing questions such as:

  • Have you updated your bullying policy?
  • Have you appointed ‘nominated persons’?
  • Do you know the difference between bullying and strong line management?
  • What are the consequences of an employer failing to adhere to the Code? Ignore the Code at your peril!

Dr Gerry McMahon, MD of Productive Personnel Ltd and WRC Adjudicator, and Bláthnaid Evans, Partner & Head of Employment Practice at Leman Solicitors, guide you through sessions including:

  • An Overview of the New Code
  • Bullying and Harassment – the same or different?
  • Bulling or Effective Management?
  • One Policy or Two?
  • Dealing Informally with Complaints: The Role of the Contact Person
  • Secondary Informal Process: The Role of the Nominated Person
  • When all Else Fails…
  • Q&A sessions throughout the day

You’ll leave this event with a clear understanding of what you need to do within your organisation to ensure your policies and procedures for dealing with bullying in the workplace are up to date and in line with the new Code.

When & Where?

The event will be held online using a user-friendly platform Newrow between 09.20 – 15.45 on Thursday 10 June 2021, with plenty of time for rest breaks during the day. 


Standard Rate: €295
Save an additional €20 when you pay online when booking.

More about Newrow

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"I found it excellent – Gerry was really expert, he was very respectful of the participants and readily answered all questions. He was a fund of information and had a style that combined sharing of knowledge with a sense of humour and a very collaborative approach."
Susie Hall, Principal, Susie Hall Meditation

"I liked the course content & the course instructor, Gerry McMahon."
Elaine De Courcy, SDCC

"Good course content and course leader."
Barry Kavanagh, HR Manager, Houses of the Oireachtas Service

"Blathnaid presented great, and I came away with useful hints and tips that I can apply and approve on in my working day."
Carmel Kelly, HR Officer, Sam Dennigan & Company



  • Dr Gerard McMahon
    Dr Gerard McMahon Managing Director
    Productive Personnel Ltd

    Gerry McMahon is acknowledged as a national expert in the area of People Management and Employee Relations.  He has over 30 years’ experience working as a presenter cum lecturer in the area, across a host of reputable public and private sector, 3rd level educational and academic institutions.  He has also got extensive experience working as a consultant, negotiator, trainer, adjudicator, mediator, coach, team builder, investigator, researcher, facilitator, arbitrator and expert witness on behalf of a wide range of Government departments, public sector enterprises, semi-state entities, blue chip companies, professional institutes, trade unions, employer and community\voluntary and religious organisations.

  • Bláthnaid Evans
    Bláthnaid Evans Partner & Head of Employment Practice
    Leman Solicitors

    Bláthnaid has extensive experience in all areas of employment law, having trained in one of the leading trade union / employee firms and subsequently working in a top 5 law firm.

    She advises on all contentious and non-contentious issues, with substantial experience in advising clients before all employment law forums including the WRC, Labour Court and High Court for employment-related injunctions.

Event details


9.20am - 3.45pm


10 June 2021




Standard Rate: €295
Save an additional €20 when you pay online when booking.