The Bullying Guide

How to identify, prevent and deal with bullying in your workplace

Everybody has the right to go to work without fear of intimidation or bullying.

But while bullying has attracted plenty of political attention, new laws and more severe penalties in recent years, it is still a major problem in Australian workplaces.

As you know, under health and safety legislation you have an obligation to protect the welfare of your workers. This includes doing everything you reasonably can to prevent the risk of bullying in your workplace.

The new anti-bullying legislation, introduced in January 2014, increases the pressure on businesses to be proactive about prevention AND prepared to handle any complaints of workplace bullying.

So, to help explain your obligations and recommend ways you can prevent bullying in your workplace, Portner Press have developed The Bullying Guide.

This 50-page eBook has been written by the team behind the Health & Safety Handbook and will help you to identify exactly what constitutes bullying and what you should do if an allegation is made. You’ll find out:

  • How to recognise the different types of workplace bullying
  • How the new FWC anti-bullying scheme affects your workplace
  • 10 things you can do that will help identify bullying in your workplace
  • 6 different legal claims you could face if bullying occurs in your workplace
  • 6 things you can do to mitigate the risk of a claim being made under the anti-bullying scheme
  • 14 things you must take into account when developing your anti-bullying policy
  • What you need to do as soon as an employee makes a bullying allegation
  • 6 steps you should take when investigating a bullying allegation
  • How to determine whether unlawful bullying has occurred before beginning a formal investigation
  • How to determine what action you should take against the perpetrator when bullying has occurred

The Bullying Guide also contains these two important downloadable templates that every workplace should have on hand:

  • A 4-page Bullying and Occupational Violence policy sample
  • A sample Code of Conduct

Order your copy now!