Member wire #114 - Harassment - drawing the line; problem managers

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HR Zone Members Newswire Issue 114
30 August 2005
http://www.hrzone.co.uk
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1. Harassment - a mountain out of a molehill?
2. HR Practitioner's Diary: The calm before the storm
3. News in Brief: The week in HR - stress drains profits
4. The Couch?! Hanging on the telephone
5. Any Answers: lunch breaks, problem manager, DDA definitions
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Editor's note
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Turning a blind eye may be the easiest option but is it right?
Sam Swinstead is faced with a difficult situation this week. A
carer at the old peoples' home alleges a 92 year old has sexual
harassed her. Further investigation has brought the extent of
the problem to light and found it to be more common amongst the
residents than expected. But does a crude comment or a pat on
the bottom by an elderly tenant constitute harassment and is a
mountain being made of a molehill?
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/144585

Regards,

Annie Hayes MCIPD
Editor
mailto:[email protected]

Welcome new members
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This week, HR Zone welcomes members from the following
organisations, among others, to the site:

Cornwall County Council; Renfrewshire Electronics Limited;
Swindon Borough Council; Lancashire County Council; Browne
Jacobson; The Diamond Trading Company; People Specific Ltd;
National Schools Institute; HR, Training and Development
Consultancy; Merrill Lynch; GE Healthcare; Mills & Reeve.

Any Answers Answered
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Catch up on the latest answers supplied by members at 'Any
Answers' and reflect on the issues at hand:

What constitutes a lunch break?
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Joyce Bellwood gets advice on whether a lunch break should
consist of time away from the working area.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/144629

Good results - unhappy staff
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Members offer some tips on how to deal with a problem manager.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/144618

DDA definitions
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Can sickle cell be regarded as a disability?
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/144639

Share your views
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Catch-up with the latest questions being asked by the community
and add your answers at:

Should paid, compassionate leave be based on working days or
calendar days?
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/144766

What's the best course of action for dealing with a manager who
has been caught listening to secret tape recordings of office
conversations?
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/144760

How can you ensure that staff have received, read and understood
all the company policies and procedures?
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/144704

Read all the latest questions and add your own:
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/anyanswers

Members' corner
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HR Practitioner's Diary: The calm before the storm
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Sue helps out with a damsel in distress this week and hopes her
'frog' will turn out to be a knight in shining armour and a dab
hand on the golf course.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/144682

News in Brief: The week in HR
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Catch up on the week in HR with our at-a-glance news round up
including the rise in sickies, how stress drains profits and why
e-mail is the new tactic for bullies.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/144716

The Couch?! Hanging on the telephone
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Phone rage is sweeping the nation, according to a new poll. The
Couch investigates.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/144717

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