Bullying & Harassment

Recent shift in sexual harassment damages calls for workplace cultural transformation

Lander & Rogers’ Partners highlight in this article that “an organisation’s policy on workplace sexual harassment must be led from the top down, and managers need to understand their roles in the process.” Our contributors provide five clear tips for successful cultural transformation.

What should SMEs and start-ups do to address workplace bullying?

The team at Corrs Chambers Westgarth discuss why tackling bullying and other unacceptable forms of behaviour in the workplace (discrimination, sexual harassment) is not just important to avoid legal claims, but also “very much about creating a positive workplace culture that will ensure you can attract and keep the best talent.”


Latest in FWC anti-bullying orders

Law firm, Kemp Strang highlights in this article and case example that “where more than one worker is alleged to engage in bullying conduct, the FWC needs to be satisfied they are acting together repeatedly if it is going to make a stop bullying order”. Learn when the FWC will make anti-bullying orders.

Psychological injury as a result of three instances of workplace bullying

The District Court of New South Wales has recently determined a claim by a plaintiff who alleges that he sustained a psychological injury as a result of three instances of workplace bullying. “Even if it is found that allegations of bullying are not substantiated there may still be a risk of an employee developing an injury”.

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Bullying in the workplace – An update

Anti-bullying provisions were introduced for the first time in the Fair Work Act in January 2014.  Those provisions were designed to be preventative rather than compensatory – that is to say, their aim is to stop the bullying before substantive loss or injury occurs. The new provisions do not limit a potential claimant from pursuing…