Workplace bullying is a health and safety issue. Worksafe
describes it as a "significant hazard". In guidelines just
released, Worksafe make it very clear that employers who do not
address workplace bullying are in breach of the law.
You can read the full guideline by clicking here.
The guidelines provide advice on how to prevent workplace bullying
or respond to it if it is occurring. They offer a range of options
from low-key solutions to undertaking investigations.
There are also other tools available to help
Workplace Assessment Tool assesses factors in your workplace
that can help limit bullying. The tool will build you a printable
report on how you can improve your workplace
responding to an allegation flowchart takes employers through a
recommended process for dealing with an allegation of workplace
More information about bullying prevention tools is available on
If you would like any advice or assistance on how to deal with a
workplace bullying issue, please contact Shima Grice on 928 0764 or