Fairness at work

The Fairness at Work Policy and Guidance replaced the 2009 Prevention of Bullying, Harassment and Victimisation at Work Policy.

The document is divided into two parts:

  • the Policy – defines the aims, scope, expected standards of behaviour, procedures and support available to assist in the resolution of workplace conflict
  • the Guidance – provides definitions, clarification, advice on intervention and procedure, forms and a flowchart to illustrate the process


  • Do you feel you are being treated unfairly?
  • Have you been accused of treating someone unfairly?

Talking to someone confidentially about the issues can help overcome feelings of isolation. 

Managers/Designated Managers

  • Have you been approached by a member of staff regarding a complaint involving Fairness at Work?
  • Have you been asked to conduct an Investigation relating to Fairness at Work?

Members of staff who are concerned that they may be affected by any of the issues described in this Fairness at Work Policy can also seek support from:

  • Line managers or more senior managers
  • GPs - where the matter is having an adverse effect on their health they may wish to discuss the situation with their GP
  • Trade Union and Professional Organisation Representatives
  • Trusted parties of their own choice


Toolkits for both Staff and Managers/Designated Managers gather together resources relating to Fairness at Work and highlights key points.