Workplace Violence

Workplace Violence

  • Workplace violence is more common than people think
  • Violence is violence, wherever it happens!
  • Workplace violence breaches health and safety laws
  • Workplace violence can be discriminatory
  • The law is there to help you


What to do about Workplace Violence

  • Get legal advice quickly
  • Tell the employer about it
  • Tell other people about it
  • Keep a diary or journal
  • Go to the doctor
  • Get photos taken of injuries
  • Get a WorkCover medical certificate and complete a claim form (if necessary)
  • Contact the police
  • Contact Centres Against Sexual Assault
  • Get legal advice
  • Contact the union if you are a member
  • Ring the WorkCover Occupational Health and Safety Taskforce
  • Report incident(s) to OHS representatives at your workplace


Workplace Violence and Bullying

Victoria: The Workcover booklet "Workplace Violence and Bullying, Your rights, what to do and where to go for help" has been updated. It can be viewed and printed from the Publications section of the WorkCover web site -

 Queensland: The Workplace Health and Safety Queensland booklet "Preventing and Responding to Occupational Violence"


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