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PROJECT: BULLYING/HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

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Bullying/harassment in the workplace is prevalent in South Africa and all forms of bullying/harassment fall within the Jurisdiction of the Employment Equity Act, and it constitutes unfair discrimination.


 

EXAMPLES OF BULLYING:

• Unwelcome sexual advances.

• Physical intimidation.

• Undermining a worker by overloading and constant criticism.

• Exclusion or victimisation.

• Spreading of rumours.

• Gossiping.

• Sending of harsh e-mails.

• Belittling a person.

• Physical/verbal abuse.

• Unjustified criticism.

 

SHAMING EFFECT OF BULLYING ON A PERSON:

If a person is the victim of workplace bullying, this frequently leads to the following:


• Low self-esteem.

• Anxiety.

• Panic attacks.

• Depression.

• Mood changes.

 

• Bullying in the workplace, unfortunately, affects not only the victim but also those who witness the incidents.

• On the 18th of March 2022, the New Code of Good Practice on the Prevention and Elimination of Harassment in the Workplace came into effect.

• The Code applies to all Employers and Employees as provided by the Employment Equity Act.

 

Encourage Open Communication:

  • If you feel comfortable doing so, encourage the person being harassed to communicate their concerns to the harasser directly, expressing that their behaviour is unwelcome.


Document the Incidents:

  • Keep a detailed record of each incident, including dates, times, locations, people involved, and any witnesses.

  • Document the behaviour and how it has affected the person.


Review Company Policies:

  • Familiarise yourself with your company's policies on harassment.

  • Most organisations have policies in place to address such issues.

  • Check the employee handbook or speak with human resources to understand the procedures for reporting harassment.


Speak with a Supervisor or Manager:

  • If you feel comfortable, consider discussing the issue with your supervisor or manager.

  • Provide them with the documented evidence and ask for their assistance in resolving the matter.


Contact Human Resources:

  • If the issue persists or if you are uncomfortable discussing it with a supervisor, contact your human resources department.

  • They are trained to handle workplace issues and can guide you through the appropriate procedures.

  • Follow company protocol and reporting procedures to address the issue.

  • This may involve filing a formal complaint, participating in an investigation, or attending a mediation session.


Once a person reports a case of harassment, the employer is obliged to investigate, and if necessary, disciplinary action must be instituted against the perpetrator.


In the event that the matter cannot be resolved, the matter must be referred to the CCMA (Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration).


If a resolution is not reached at the CCMA, the matter will be referred further to the Labour Court.

 

CCMA CONTACT DETAILS:


Contact number: 0861 161 616 / 0860 666 348


 

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