A support contact person is an employee of the HSE who has volunteered and received training to provide support and information on the Dignity at Work policy to colleagues who may feel they are experiencing bullying, harassment and or sexual harassment.
How can a Support Contact Person support me in these circumstances?
Their role is to enable you to better understand the Dignity at Work policy which explains bullying, harassment and sexual harassment. The policy provides information on a range of options available toyou. Support Contact Persons are there to assist you over a short period of time, ie. 3-4 visits if required.
Who will know that I visited a Support Contact Person?
This support is available to all staff on a confidential basis. The only individual who will know about your visit is the support contact person.
Will the Support Contact Person help me if I am accused of bullying, harassment or sexual harassment?
Yes , this support is available to both people who may feel they are being bullied, harassed and or sexually harassed, or by staff who may have an accusation of bullying, harassment or sexual harassment made against them.
Will the Support Contact Person speak to the person who is bullying, or harassing me?
No, this is not their role. They will help you to better understand what is going on, but will not speak to anyone on your behalf.
Do I have to visit a Support Contact Person in my work area?
No, you can choose any Support Contact Person. Support Contact Persons are there to assist you over a short period of time, i.e. 3-4 visits" if required or via telephone.
For a list of Support Contact Persons in your area, please select from the links below.
Former Dublin North East
Dublin,Kildare, West Wicklow
Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford