The policies on this website are from phase 1 of the ‘Once for Scotland' Workforce Policies Programme.
Further policies will become available in later phases.

Bullying and Harassment Policy overview

This policy provides a supportive environment to employees seeking an early resolution to bullying or harassment concerns. It is also a formal mechanism to address unresolved, significant or persistent bullying or harassment, or both. The behaviour can be by an individual or a group, either face to face, written or using electronic methods.

Who does this apply to?

The Bullying and Harassment Policy applies to all employees and workers, including bank, agency and sessional workers. It also applies to volunteers.

Download policy

10 page [pdf]

Policy flowchart

The flowchart outlines the key steps in the process when raising concerns about bullying or harassing behaviours or both. An accessible text alternative to the visual flowchart is also available.

Supporting documents

The Bullying and Harassment Policy comes with extensive support to ensure the consistent application of the policies across all NHSScotland employers. These supporting documents form part of the standard for workforce policies that apply to all NHSScotland employees.

Principles and values

Principles and values

Learn about the principles and values that make sure employees and workers are treated fairly and consistently at work.

Employee support

Employee support

View the advice and support available to help anyone involved in workforce policy processes.

Right to be represented

Right to be represented

The right to be represented applies to employees at any stage of a workforce policy process. Find out what this means for you.

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