The Anti-Bullying Guide – 49-page eBook
Everybody has the right to go to work without fear of intimidation or bullying. But while bullying has attracted plenty of political attention and more severe penalties in recent years, it is still a major problem in Australian workplaces. This poses a significant risk the psychological and physical health of a bullying victim.
As you know, under health and safety legislation you have an obligation to protect the welfare of your workers. This includes doing everything you reasonably can to prevent the risk of bullying in your workplace.
Not only do you have an ethical duty to help put a stop to workplace bullying but it also makes absolute business sense to do so.
So, to help explain your obligations and recommend ways you can prevent bullying in your workplace, this 49-page eBook will help you to identify exactly what constitutes bullying and what you should do if an allegation is made. You’ll find out:
- How to recognise the different types of workplace bullying
- How the new FWC anti-bullying scheme affects your workplace
- 10 things you can do that will help identify bullying in your workplace
- 6 different legal claims you could face if bullying occurs in your workplace
- 6 things you can do to mitigate the risk of a claim being made under the anti-bullying scheme
- 14 things you must take into account when developing your anti-bullying policy
- What you need to do as soon as an employee makes a bullying allegation
- 6 steps you should take when investigating a bullying allegation
- How to determine whether unlawful bullying has occurred before beginning a formal investigation
- How to determine what action you should take against the perpetrator when bullying has occurred
As a manager of staff, you have a health and safety duty to protect the welfare of your workers. Part of this means being aware of the potential for bullying to occur. The Bullying Guide will help you take the proper steps to prevent bullying from happening in the first place and ensure you are well-prepared in the event that it does.
Written by the team behind the Employment Law Practical Handbook published by Portner Press.
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