If you google ‘dignity at work’ you get a bunch of websites against bullying and harassment in the workplace. But I have met plenty of people who are not bullied or harassed in the workplace who still give the impression their work, roles or treatment at work are not dignified. There are a lot of humiliations you can be subject to in the workplace. I suspect a big one is having a manager who is not a nice person or a good worker. Who has almost total power over you.

But I think I shall start asking people whether they feel they have ‘dignity at work’ and try to find out why they feel yes or no.