"Workplace bullying is repeated and unreasonable behaviour directed towards a worker or a group of workers that creates a risk to health and safety.
It can occur in any workplace and can be harmful to you if you experience or witness it.
Some examples of potential bullying behaviour are:
- Offensive language or comments
- Unjustified criticism
- Deliberately excluding someone from workplace activities
- Withholding information that is needed for work.
Everyone at work can help ensure that bullying does not occur. It is important to respond quickly because the longer bullying continues, the more difficult it is to address and the harder it becomes to repair working relationships."
Source and more information: WorkCover - NSW government
Christine Bennett is a WorkCover approved practitioner.
- Dealing With Workplace Bullying - A Worker's Guide - Safe Work Australia
- Guide For Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying - Safe Work Australia
- Workplace Bullying - Frequently Asked Questions - Safe Work Australia
- Psychosocial Health and Safety and Bullying in Australian Workplaces - Safe Work Austalia
- More information on bullying and harassment from Safe Work Australia
- See also Bullying and the Law for more information on what action to take if you are the victim of bullying in your workplace.
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