Bullying and harassment when working from home
Bullying and harassment can still happen when employees are working from home. For example, through social media, emails, phone calls or online chat.
Examples of bullying and harassment that can happen remotely include:
- inappropriately stopping someone from coming to meetings or activities
- putting humiliating, offensive or threatening comments or photos on social media
- putting someone down in meetings
- revealing sensitive personal information
- spreading false rumours
Employers should include guidance on use of different communication methods, including social media, in bullying or disciplinary policies. This should clearly set out what behaviour is unacceptable.