Bullying

Minor Breaches of Policies and Procedures and Patterns of Behaviour: Where Do the Parties Stand?

This post is contributed by Workplace Conflict Resolution’s Legal Commentator, Tiffany Healy There are many benefits to implementing policies and procedures in the workplace. One of these benefits includes allowing an organisation to effectively control and manage its workforce. However, the workplace is no exception to the old adage, rules are made to be broken. It […]

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Inconsistency and Double Standards: Traps When Managing Inappropriate Behaviour in the Workplace

This post is contributed by Workplace Conflict Resolution’s Legal Commentator, Tiffany Healy There is a diverse range of personalities to manage in the workplace. In order to maintain a cohesive and harmonious working environment, it is in management’s best interests to recognise and celebrate this diversity. However, an employer’s tailored management approach towards their staff needs […]

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Why investigate when the complaint seems frivolous and you are busy?

Making an assumption that a workplace complaint is frivolous without investigation to substantiate this stance is fraught with danger. What if the complaint does have a genuine basis but you have allowed yourself to be biased by a manager’s perspective and interpretation of events and therefore don’t believe an investigation is necessary? Not to worry […]

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First anti-bullying order handed down by Fair Work Commission

An aggrieved worker has been successful in having a stop bullying order imposed by the FWC. The first anti-bullying order was determined by Senior Deputy President Drake after holding conference between the applicant and respondent. Interestingly this order imposes restrictions on both the applicant and the respondent. It has not been previously considered that a […]

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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 2 – What is reasonable management action?

The second 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 management action is and when it would be considered reasonable. 0:20 – What is not bullying? 1:22 […]

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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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