The aim of the Anti-bullying policy is to set out a way of making a safe and enjoyable environment for all of our employees & guests within the White House
Bullying is anti-social behavior and affects everyone, it is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in the White House, it should be clear that we at the White House to do not condone bullying in any form.
Definition of Bullying
Bullying is aggressive or insulting behavior by an individual or group, often repeated over a period of time, that intentionally hurts or harms. Teasing, name-calling, inappropraite sexual comments, taunting, and threatening to cause harm can be classed as bullying.
Types of Bullying
Verbal - Name calling, racist, sexist or homophobic remarks.
Indirect - Spreading rumours, excluding someone from social groups, spreading nasty stories & publishing offensive remarks on things such as social or forums.
Procedures for recording and reporting bullying behaviour
If Bullying is suspected, please follow the regulations found in the Anti-Bullying Act 2018
The administrations policy requests members bring any acts of Bullying to the attention of EOP rather than submit a case.
EOP shall act if the law is followed in the Act already mentioned.
Employee’s, veterans, VIP’s and guests will be given support by the Executive Office of the President in whatever way it can be provided.
Depending on how an individual takes it, responding to the bullying in a productive manner can be difficult. In some cases, the buliied victim may find it hard to report the case in fear of being labelled a “snitch”. However the bullying could potentially intensify without external assistance, which usually exacerbates the pre-existing situation. You must first realise you are not to blame for the way you’re being treated.
It is strongly encouraged to seek assistance. Dealing with bullying can be a hazardous terrain to travel on your own, but you don't have to. We are here to help.
The sanctions for bullying are set out in the Anti-Bullying Act 2018, however EOP may act firmly against acts of bullying, depending on the situation.
Any Employee/Guest that has been reported as a bully will be monitored until such time that EOP deem necessary
The administration believes that bullying is disgusting and not why we signed up to the White House. We will continue with efforts to promote anti-bullying.
Reviewing the policy
This policy shall be reviews when deemed necessary.