Managing and preventing bullying in the workplace is critical to the overall health and wellbeing of employees. In the unfortunate event where bullying does occur, employers have a range of legal and employment obligations to take into consideration to not only ensure a procedurally fair and respectful process is provided to staff, but to also ensure the physical and psychological safety of all employees.
This article will outline an employer’s obligations in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009 and relevant work occupational health and safety (WHS) legislation. The article will also discuss best practice principles that should be considered when managing workplace bullying.
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