Belle Ayr Ltd

Bullying and Harassment Policy



Belle Ayr Ltd. works with a wide variety of individuals, professional organisations and animals as part of its activities. These are all covered by this policy.

These parties and activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Looking after animals

  • Selling Animals

  • Visitor Appointments

  • Video Conferencing

  • Company Staff

  • Clinical Staff

  • Support auxiliaries, including third parties acting on behalf of Belle Ayr Ltd.

  • Customers and prospective customers

The purpose of this policy statement is:

• To prevent bullying, inappropriate behaviour and harassment between Belle Ayr Ltd. employees, outside organisations, support auxiliaries (who are a part of our organisation or take part in our activities), customers and prospective customers.

• To ensure bullying, inappropriate behaviour or harassment is stopped as soon as possible if it does happen and that those involved receive the support they need.

• To provide information to all parties about what we should all do to prevent and deal with bullying, inappropriate behaviour and harassment.

What is bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour?

Bullying and harassment is offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or misuse of power through means that undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the recipient. Bullying and harassment can include the use of personal strength or the power to coerce through fear or intimidation, not necessarily from someone in a position of authority.

Bullying, inappropriate behaviour and harassment may be physical, verbal or non-verbal. It can include conduct that is not face-to-face, including text message, phone, email and social media.

Examples of bullying, inappropriate behaviour and harassment include:

  • Physical or psychological threats.

  • Inappropriate or unreasonable demands or repeated demands.

  • Misleading, overbearing and intimidating levels of communication.

  • Unsubstantiated, inappropriate derogatory remarks about a person or their performance.

  • Expecting a party to do something they are not legally permitted or out-with their control or contract to do.

  • Persistently picking on people.

  • Setting a party up to fail by overloading them with work or setting impossible deadlines.

We recognise that:

Bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour cause real distress and affects a person’s health and development.

Responding to bullying, harassment & inappropriate behaviour

We will make sure our response to incidents of bullying takes into account:

  • The needs of the person being targeted.

  • The needs of the person displaying inappropriate behaviour.

  • Our organisation as a whole.

Action taken:

We will take action in accordance with out Terms and Conditions and organisational procedures.

Confirmation notification of action will be issued by email.