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Anti-bullying Series 1 – What is workplace bullying?

The first in our series of online training sessions briefing HR professionals and managers about the upcoming Anti-Bullying Measures to be introduced on January 1 under changes to the Fair Work Act. In this session, we explore what sort of behaviours might be considered bullying under the regulations. 02:52 – Definition of Bullying 03:58 – […]

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Anti-bullying Series 3 – How will the Fair Work Commission Manage a Stop Bullying Order

The third in our series of online training sessions briefing HR professionals and managers about the upcoming Anti-Bullying Measures to be introduced on January 1 under changes to the Fair Work Act. In this session, we explore how the Fair Work Commission will manage Stop Bullying Orders. 0:15 – The Legislation 1:01 – Worker in […]

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Anti-bullying series 4 – What type of orders can we expect the Fair Work Commission to impose?

The fourth in our series of online training sessions briefing HR professionals and managers about the upcoming Anti-Bullying Measures to be introduced on January 1 under changes to the Fair Work Act. In this session, we explore what type of orders we can expect the Fair Work Commission to impose. 0:15 – The role of […]

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Anti-bullying series 5 – Costs & appeals arising from Fair Work Commission anti-bullying measures

The fifth in our series of online training sessions briefing HR professionals and managers about the upcoming Anti-Bullying Measures to be introduced on January 1 under changes to the Fair Work Act. In this session, we explore potential costs and appeals arising from the Fair Work Commission anti-bullying measures. 0:18 – Cost of Bullying to […]

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Anti-bullying series 6 – How to minimise risks that a worker will lodge a stop bullying application

The sixth in our series of online training sessions briefing HR professionals and managers about the upcoming Anti-Bullying Measures to be introduced on January 1 under changes to the Fair Work Act. In this session, we explore how to minimise the risk that a worker will lodge a stop bullying application.

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Why it’s difficult to see and track incidents that lead to workplace psychological injury

  Psychological Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace Conference, Sydney, Dec 5-7 As humans, we are not very good at understanding and ‘reading’ or interpreting other humans.  The ‘iceberg analogy’ applies for every interaction we have with another person and because so much of what we are processing, thinking and feeling is hidden from our own consciousness, […]

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Your Stressed Employee May Not be Suitable For The Job

Do you have an employee that is finding it stressful to fulfill their tasks and performance obligations? Very often, when an employee claims that their work tasks or expected performance standards are causing them stress, employers tend to panic and immediately look at modifying their duties to avoid a claim for stress under the workers […]

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How Exposed Is Your Organisation To The Legal Risks Associated With Bad Employee Behaviour?

How Exposed Is Your Organisation To The Legal Risks Associated With Bad Employee Behaviour?

When an employee suffers bullying, harassment or unlawful discrimination in the workplace, who pays the price for such behaviour? Where an employee feels that they have suffered damage because of bullying, harassment or discrimination in the workplace, the employee may choose to proceed with civil action to recover the costs for such damages.  The individual […]

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Mediation – a restorative and transformative approach

Mediation is a well-known alternative dispute resolution method. However it is extremely under-utilised in the Australian workforce. Many managers and employers dismiss disputes between employees as ‘trivial’ believing that their staff should ‘get over it’ and ‘grow up’. However if staff don’t have the skills to resolve such disputes – many cannot just ‘get over it’.

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Workplace Harassment – different to bullying

Workplace Harassment – different to bullying

Workplace harassment is unlawful when someone is made to feel offended, intimidated, insulted or humiliated because of characteristics specified under anti discrimination laws and other legislation such as the Fair Work Act. The definition of harassment, only takes into consideration how the receiver felt and not the intentions of the person exhibiting the harassing behaviour/s. […]

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