In an effort to stop bullying in Victorian workplaces, WorkSafe Victoria has partnered with two organisations devoted to promoting awareness and prevent workplace bullying.
A flying squad of independent anti-bullying specialists and experts will soon be to crack down on bullying and harassment in Victoria’s hospitals.
Auditor-General’s report: Health sector fails to effectively manage workplace bullying and harassment
Many workers in the health sector are at risk of being bullied and harassed due to the health sector’s lack of leadership and positive workplace culture, an audit has found.
A union accuses the Sydney Theatre Company of putting its commercial interest ahead of the health and safety of its staff following the alleged assault on a staff by audience members.
In a workplace setting, bullying can result to serious mental and emotional issues among workers. Creating a mentally healthy workplace is important and Heads Up provide the following tips to help ensure a bully-free workplace.
beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman will today share her expertise and experience in building mentally healthy workplaces via a seminar broadcast from the Safe Work Australia website.
FWC: Unfriending the complainant shows “a lack of emotional maturity and is indicative of unreasonable behaviour”.
People being bullied at work are more likely to consider suicide than those who have never experienced workplace bullying, a Norwegian study suggests.
Mental health of workers plays a significant role on the productivity of an organisation.
Of the 250 responses received, 70 percent of staff agree that there is a bullying culture within the organisation.
Businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate in today’s observance of Australia’s national workplace anti-bullying day (Know Bull! Day) and throughout the month of June during the Workplace Bullying Awareness Month through various activities.
Bullying is prevalent in Australian workplaces but workers can do something to prevent bullying in any form.
WorkCover hosted a webinar on workplace bullying presented by Bill Rogers from Crown Law on Wednesday. A rise in damage claims from workplace bullying has been noticed and according to WorkCover Queensland, these claims can be difficult to defend when the employer has not taken any steps to investigate on the issue. The webinar covered …
A new guide to help employers and workers prevent workplace violence has recently been developed by SafeWork SA.
Small and medium companies and businesses may have to be extra careful in complying with new legislation about workplace bullying and harassment.
A worker has been ordered to stop making comments about another worker’s clothes or appearance in Fair Work Commission’s first stop bullying order.
Damages of $125,000 for pain and suffering have been awarded against the Department of Justice for workplace bullying. These damages, along with $188,000 for the loss of past and future earnings were awarded to a former corrections officer in a judgement at Melbourne’s County Court. The Judge said that the female ex-corrections officer was bullied …
Figures recently released in Tasmania show that work-related harassment and bullying injuries have decreased in the last twelve months however Kevin Harkins, the head of Unions Tasmania, says that there is still more work to do. Mr Harkins said that, “Bullying can have a negative impact on the health and wellbeing of the targeted individuals …
CSIRO has released this month the General Findings Report of the independent investigator, Professor Dennis Pearce AO on the allegation of workplace bullying by former and current staff. CSIRO Chief Executive, Dr Megan Clark endorsed the report’s recommendation and said that they are committed to addressing the issues mentioned in the report. “I would like …
A report has been released, ‘The relationship between work characteristics, wellbeing, depression and workplace bullying’ that explains the initial findings of a joint project being conducted by Safe Work Australia and The Australian National University. In the report it is shown that particular conditions and experiences in the workplace may raise the risk of depression …
Public comment is being sought for the draft model Work Health and Safety Code of Practice for Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying. The draft model Code of Practice includes a Workers Guide to managing workplace bullying. The model Code of Practice was previously released for public comment in 2011. The current draft model Code …