Discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace

Discrimination occurs where someone is treated less favourably than another employee or employees due to a particular protected attribute, for example…

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Company directors protected from bullying under the Fair Work Act

The anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Act enables the Fair Work Commission to issue anti-bullying orders where it is…

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Workplace bullying; massive damages ordered against employer

The Supreme Court of Victoria has awarded $625,000 in damages for a psychiatric injury held to have been caused by…

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Huge damages for workplace bullying

The Supreme Court of Victoria has awarded $625,000 in damages for a psychiatric injury, where an employer failed to introduce…

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Workplace bullying; first injunction issued

In what I believe to be the very first interim order issued by the Fair Work Commission in its anti-bullying…

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Bullying in the workplace; stop bullying orders

The Fair Work Commission has an anti-bullying panel of members who are empowered to issue orders to prevent bullying in…

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Micromanagement can be bullying and grounds for dismissal

The dismissal of an employee for overly aggressive micromanagement, construed by the employer as the supervisor having engaged in serious…

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What is workplace bullying?

What is workplace bullying? ‘The concept of individuals ‘repeatedly behaving’ unreasonably implies the existence of persistent unreasonable behaviour but might…

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Bullying defined by the Fair Work Commission; don’t be precious

“Parliament allows a worker who has been bullied at work to apply to the Commission for an order for others…

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Workplace bullying defined

Actionable workplace bullying at work is defined by the Fair Work Act 2009, and occurs when: • a person or…

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