Equity and Harassment
Asmina Remtulla and Marcia Dehaney
Aims of the Scheme
To contribute to the “Improving Working Lives”
To reduce the incidence of staff experiencing
harassment, bullying and discrimination in the
To contribute to the Race Equality Scheme, which
looks at wider issues related to the Race Relations
(Amendment) Act 2000. The EHA Scheme relates
directly to staff and dealing with their concerns.
Team Members (1)
Team of 8 advisers:
Health Promotion Specialist
Administrative Support Worker
Voluntary Services Support Worker
Team Members (2)
Human Resources Director
Human Resources Manager
Training and Development Manager
How It Works
Trained staff members volunteer their time to
give confidential support and advice.
The organisation allows these advisers time,
during working hours, to support and advise
Barnet PCT Harassment Policy
Barnet PCT Disciplinary Procedures
The Human Rights Act
The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
Training Sessions for Advisers
To familiarise advisers with relevant policies and
Regular EHA Network Meetings
To allow discussion between advisers and the human
resources management team
EHA Monitoring/Record Sheets
To gauge the prevalence of incidences and their
Over the past year 13 members of staff have
accessed the scheme and been given informal
advice on how to deal with issues.
Over the past year 3 incidents have led to formal
procedures being implemented.
Case Study 1
A nurse working directly with patients in the community.
Identified “victimisation and bullying from line manager
and department manager”.
Agreement reached through facilitated discussions
between all parties involved.
Case Study 2
A senior manager working on project development.
Identified “campaign of constructive dismissal” from line
manager and other team members.
Problem still unresolved, going to industrial tribunal.
Case Study 3
A support worker in a small department.
Identified “hostile behaviour” from colleague.
Resolved by adviser supporting the worker to
speak directly to colleague.
My Experience (1)
He said she said
Most problems begin with one person’s
Most problems spring from one person’s own
view or opinion.
My Experience (2)
Someone to listen to me
Most people reporting problems just want to
know that they are not imagining things.
Someone to watch over me
Most problems are resolved once a neutral third
party becomes aware and is able to monitor the
Equality and Diversity
What is your experience?