We are under an obligation - a duty of care - to provide both a safe environment and safe systems within which staff and volunteers can undertake their duties. The IET wants to create a harassment-free environment through general awareness and, where possible, training to ensure all volunteers gain the knowledge and skills necessary to comply with this Policy.
Any form of harassment or inappropriate behaviour which causes offence, whether intentional or not, will be treated very seriously, and where appropriate will lead to action, which could include disciplinary action under the Rules of Conduct.
This Policy will be incorporated into all aspects of training where appropriate, e.g. induction and development programmes, thereby promoting awareness of the issues and strategies to tackle and eradicate bullying and harassment and encourage a high standard of behaviour and communication across the IET.