Banter in the Work Place
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Banter in the Work Place






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Learn how to deal appropriately with work place banter so it doesn't get out of hand.

This ten minute video looks at the nature of banter in the workplace, explains when it can be unlawful and how addressing inappropriate jokes and banter can play a key role in promoting inclusion and diversity at work.


Video briefing description


Banter is an inevitable part of working life. It can help to build shared bonds of humour but it can also be offensive and discriminatory, leaving people feeling humiliated and excluded and causing serious damage to relations in the workplace.


Combining powerful drama with analysis from legal experts and leading workplace psychologists, ‘Banter in the workplace’ looks at the effects of jokes and banter and the risks to employers in terms of bullying, harassment and discrimination claims by employees.


The video sets out the key steps that organisations can take to stop banter from becoming a problem and shows how tackling inappropriate behaviour is a crucial part of building a culture based on respect.


Learning outcomes


This video briefing will give you a better understanding of:


  • the nature of banter in the workplace
  • the importance of respect at work
  • when workplace banter can be unlawful
  • practical steps to take to reduce stress and support good mental health
  • the risk of discrimination, bullying and harassment claims arising from inappropriate banter
  • what organisations can do to prevent banter from becoming a problem in the workplace.




The experts involved in the production of this learning resource include


  • Gordon Tinline- Business Psychologist
  • Petra Venton – Employment Support Lawyer, Cripps LLP
  • Nicola Dandridge CBE – Chief Executive, Universities UK


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