Workplace bullying and harassment is a serious and growing issue. Not only can it be damaging to your people and business, if not handled well, it can also lead to workers compensation claims, higher premiums and potentially legal action.
With legislation now in place specifically addressing workplace bullying, it’s vital to give it the same attention as other work health and safety matters, with due diligence in terms of policies, staff training, compliance and clear processes.
The Resolution Network can facilitate mediation if you’ve received a specific bullying or harassment complaint and/or we can assist with training and coaching to help prevent bullying and minimise the risk.
It’s also important to be aware of the link between performance management and bullying. Staff who are being disciplined or questioned by management regarding their role can sometimes make an allegation of bullying. So it’s important to know how to correctly handle conversations regarding performance management and have clearly articulated processes to minimise the risk.
Bullying definition: Repeated hostile and unreasonable behaviour that targets an employee or a group of employees that a reasonable person, having regard to the circumstances would expect to create a risk to health and safety.
Bullying has three main features:
Since the mediation, the relationship between the two staff members has settled down and they now work together in a way that is cordial and respectful.
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