Created on: 02 Aug 2023 | Last modified: 09 Nov 2023

All employees have a legal right to work in an environment that is safe and to be protected from all forms of abuse, violence and harassment.

Among the array of pressures facing teachers and lecturers none is so insidious or so sapping of self-esteem as the threat of violence, intimidation or harassment which many members face on a daily basis.

EIS strategy to promote equality for all members in the workplace includes the development of policies and training on bullying and harassment. Behaviour which excludes, intimidates, threatens or affects the dignity of men and women at work is unacceptable and should not be tolerated.

It is in the interests of all employers to have a clearly stated set of aims and objectives regarding equality of opportunity.