While we may associate breaches of human rights with dictatorships and military juntas rather than workplaces in democratic countries, the issue of safeguarding human rights is none the less one that merits serious consideration when it comes to promoting workplace well-being. This is because in a pressurised work setting, people’s rights can easily get forgotten or overlooked. In addition, human rights can be deliberately abused at times – for example, as a result of bullying and harassment. Furthermore, although unscrupulous employers are thankfully in the minority, it is unfortunately the case that they have not ceased to exist altogether. Having a knowledge of human rights and making sure that they are safeguarded are therefore important concerns for staff, managers and human resource professionals. To find out more, choose from the menu below.

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