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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.


The Dignity At Work (DAW) policy outlines NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s commitment to promote dignity and respect at work and to help foster a positive and dignified workplace culture. It also details the courses of action open to members of staff who experience inappropriate or unacceptable behaviour from a colleague. This framework supports the NHSGGC's Dignity at Work Policy to give direction and guidance on what to do when issues emerge in relation to disrespectful behaviour or bullying, harassment or victimisation.

General Principles

The DAW policy applies to all employees of the Board, whether full or part-time or whether on permanent contracts or bank contracts, and also to employees of the Board in their work with staff from the Board’s partner agencies. In the event of a complaint about an employee from another organisation, there will need to be close collaboration between Management and Human Resources from both organisations. Employees can only access and be bound by the terms of their employer’s policies and not by those of an employer to whom they are not contracted to work.

Distinguishing between disrespectful behaviour and bullying, harassment and victimisation

The Dignity at Work policy makes a separation between what is termed ‘disrespectful behaviour’ and what is termed as more serious bullying, harassment and/or victimisation. The policy contains the Board’s definition of each term.

In addition it confirms that every effort will be made to ensure the continued employment of staff and to retain their skills and experience for the benefit of the organisation.

Dignity at Work Guidance QuickView.

The material contained in this section is management guidance, rather than guidance that has been agreed in partnership. 

Last Updated: 02 June 2016