Workplace Bullying and Harassment Archives - iHR Australia

End of Year Work Parties

End of Year Work Parties – Golden Rules for Employers

06/12/2017
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Investigation reports complied by iHR Australia’s investigators show that end of year work parties  increase the risk of inappropriate behaviour.

End of year functions are an important event to celebrate and to recognise the year’s efforts and achievements and opportunity to socialise with colleagues […]

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What constitutes sexual harassment?

30/05/2017
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Sexual harassment occurs when a person makes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours or engages in other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature in circumstances in which a reasonable person, having regard to all the circumstances, would have anticipated the possibility that the person harassed would be […]

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What is unlawful harassment?

30/05/2017
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Under Federal and State legislation, unlawful harassment occurs when someone is made to feel intimidated, insulted or humiliated because of their race, colour, national or ethnic origin; sex; disability; sexual preference; or some other characteristic specified under anti-discrimination or human rights legislation. It can also happen if […]

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Workplace Bullying: The Risk Factors

30/05/2017
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Organisational change

Significant technological change;
Restructuring / downsizing;
Change in work method/s;
Outsourcing; and
Change in supervisor / manager

 

Negative leadership styles

Autocratic leadership characterised by:

Styles that are strict and directive; workers not involved in decision making; and not allowing flexibility

Laissez-faire […]

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What isn’t workplace bullying?

29/05/2017
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What is a reasonable management action?

 
Reasonable management action carried out in a reasonable way is not bullying, this means:

The behaviour must be management action ;
It must be reasonable for the management action to be taken, and
The management action must be carried out […]

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