Dignity at Work Toolkit


Access a practical toolkit to embed a culture of respect at your workplace.


The Law Society’s Dignity Matters report had its roots in the IBA’s Us Too survey in 2019, which revealed high levels of bullying, harassment, and sexual harassment in the global legal professions. As a result of that survey, the Law Society initiated its Dignity Matters survey so that it could better understand the extent of these issues in Ireland. The resulting report provided a suite of recommendations to the Law Society and members to prevent, respond to, and tackle these types of behaviours.

A resource for the profession

dignity at workThe purpose of the toolkit is to help leaders and their teams to identify best approaches to prevent, intervene in, and respond to bullying and harassment in the workplace.

It provides dignity-at-work information and resources contributed by professional bodies, such as the International Bar Association (IBA), the Health and Safety Authority, academics at DCU’s Anti-bullying Centre, and employment law specialists. It offers downloadable practical resources with guidance for creating dignity at work policies for all sized teams and firms.

Support available

LegalMind is a confidential, subsidised mental health support services available to all Law Society members, practising certificate holders and post PPC II trainees. Dignity at Work contact points are now available to provide specialist support and information for any dignity at work issue. Free-phone 1800 81 41 77 or visit www.lawsociety.ie/legalmind for full details.