Any form of harassment and violence against workers, whether committed by
co-workers, managers or third-parties, is unacceptable.
Tolerance, diversity, dignity and respect are benchmarks for business success,
so it is in employers interests to identify and address the threat or
occurrence of workplace harassment and violence. But employers also have legal
duties to protect the health and safety of all their workers, so failure to
deal with and take reasonable steps to prevent harassment and violence will
undermine business performance and could be unlawful.
European level employer and trade union organisations agreed in 2007 on the
need for action and a new guidance has been drawn up by the UK organisations
that are represented in EU Social Dialogue in order to implement the European
level framework agreement.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work