Last reviewed on 22 March 2023
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Get advice on how to review your dignity at work policy, which will help your school deal with incidents of workplace harassment, bullying and victimisation confidently and consistently.

Your responsibilities

Employers are responsible for the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Whether your board is the employer depends on your school type - see what your board's legal responsibility is. 

Your school is also required to publish information to demonstrate how it's complying with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in eliminating discrimination and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.

You don't have to have a dignity at work policy, but having one can support your school to meet these requirements.

Key points to look out for 

Acas guidance on discrimination, bullying and harassment at work. Equality Act 2010 Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (which makes provision for protecting individuals from harassment and