In every working environment standards of acceptable behaviour exist. In order to ensure that the likelihood of confusion as to what is expected of employees, employers should draft codes of practice and make them available to all employees. Codes of practice can ensure standards are applied uniformly across organisations.
A code of practice may set out details for grievance procedures for situations such as bullying or harassment in the workplace. A code of practice should provide employers with practical advice as to how to deal with contentious situations in the workplace, while also informing employees as to what constitutes unacceptable conduct or behaviour.
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