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Bullying should not be ignored if it is occurring in your workplace. It creates an unsafe working environment and it is unlawful.
Workplace bullying has been characterised by WorkSafe as ‘persistent and repeated negative behaviour directed at an employee that creates a risk to health and safety’.
Under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) workplace bullying occurs when ‘an individual or group of individuals repeatedly behaves unreasonably towards a worker or group of workers and the behaviour creates a risk to health and safety’.
However, reasonable management action conducted in a reasonable manner does not constitute workplace bullying.
There are a number of practical approaches you can take, including (more detail on each topic in the fact sheet):
There are also a number of legal approaches you can take, including (more detail on each topic in the fact sheet):
We encourage everyone to download the fact sheet for more information.
For those short on time, here’s a quick 60 second video giving some examples of workplace bullying.