Bullying and Harassment

Fair Work Commission Anti-bullying Costs And Appeals

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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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How To Minimise Risks Of A Stop-Bullying Application

how to minimise the risk that a worker will make a stop bluuying 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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Bullying Complaints And The Critical Steps To Manage Them

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I’m sure that many managers have lost count of the number of times a staff member has come to them in confidence and said, “I’m being bullied. I don’t want you to do anything but…” This dilemma is often discussed with me during Management Training for the Prevention of Unlawful Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying. Managers […]

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Humiliation And Bullying – Good Policy And Procedures

Saved by Good Policy and Good Execution – Humiliation did not Constitute Bullying

Never underestimate the power of good organisational policies. Sure they appear to be just a bit of paper lying around in a folder in the tea room or in a hidden in a file on the shared drive. BUT if they are also detailed, well written, read by staff and kept alive by management – […]

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Bullying happens in the workplace because…

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From our experience of working with many and varied clients, workplace bullying happens because managers allow it to. Some managers may condone bullying (and in fact display bullying behaviours themselves) because they either consciously or subconsciously subscribe to such ideas as: –          this is the way a person is treated when they are ‘different’ or […]

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Difficulties Tracking Incidents Of Workplace Psychological Injury

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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, others […]

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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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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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Have Your Bullying Policies And Trainings Been Updated?

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Recently, the Victorian Government passed legislation that now means the act of bullying can be viewed as a criminal offence. Employees convicted of bullying could be ordered jail terms of up to 10 years. In conjunction with this, Worksafe can still prosecute the employee, manager,company director and/or company owner/s for bullying and/or vicarious liability and fines […]

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