We are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, bullying and victimisation, and ensuring all employees are treated, and treat others (including the employees of our customers, consultants and contractors) with dignity and respect.
We will not tolerate harassment, bullying or victimisation of any kind.
You have the right to feel safe, welcome and comfortable as you conduct your day-to-day work. You have the right to enjoy a work environment that is free from harassment, bullying and victimisation. You should feel empowered to raise challenges and make complaints if you experience any behaviour that falls below this standard.
All allegations of harassment, bullying and victimisation will be investigated and, if appropriate, disciplinary action will be taken. We will also not tolerate a person being victimised for making allegations of bullying or harassment in good faith or supporting someone to make such a complaint.
Harassment is any unwanted physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct that has the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them. A single incident can amount to harassment. It also includes treating someone less favourably because they have submitted or refused to submit to such behaviour in the past.
Bullying is offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour involving the misuse of power that can make a person feel vulnerable, upset, humiliated, undermined or threatened. Power does not always mean being in a position of authority but can include both personal strength and the power to coerce through fear or intimidation.