The Working Conditions Decree in the Netherlands, article 2.15 paragraph 1, makes it clear that complaints about undesirable behavior must be investigated by a “competent and independent complaints committee. It is obvious that this is an external committee.
DEVP will provide a complaint regulation at the employer’s request and offer an experienced complaint committee. Based on the complaint regulations, the complaint will be handled by the DEVP complaint committee.
This grievance committee will review the complaint of inappropriate behavior and prepare an investigative report that, if desired, will include a recommendation or advice to the employer on action to be taken.
To prevent undesirable behavior, it is necessary for an employer to lay down a policy on manners in his organization. The Occupational Health and Safety Act also requires this in the form of a PSA (psychosocial workload). Forms of conduct are part of this.
Here, too, DEVP is your partner in creating a framework. If you do not yet have a policy, we will gladly help you start up and implement a policy to prevent and deal with undesirable behavior in your organization. In this way you demonstrate good employment practice and everyone knows where they stand.