Bullying is not acceptable in any workplace. It can impact people’s health and their ability to perform and enjoy their job, says WorkSafe Vic on their website. How ironic as WorkSafe Victoria, the very organisation that has is campaigning itself silly for an increase in the reporting of workplace bullying, has been and is still being alleged of itself having a culture of bullying and harassment!
WorkSafe Victoria says Bullying at work is not acceptable
“WorkSafe can provide advice to help workers and employers to prevent and respond to workplace bullying. We also have a compliance and enforcement role in dealing with offences committed by workers and employers.” ]How interesting.]
The first step in taking action is to determine whether the undesirable behaviour at the workplace is bullying or if it might be another issue, such as management of a person’s work performance. Reasonable management action can be upsetting for some people, but if it’s carried out fairly, it is not bullying.
It’s important to get the right help and, depending on your situation, it might be appropriate for you to seek advice from another agency. – we particularly value the last part of WorkSafe’s advice
Getting the right help
You should contact the following organisations for information and advice on undesirable behaviour or types of management action in your workplace.
Your rights at work
If your complaint relates to a dispute about performance management or working conditions such as pay or hours of work, contact the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Termination or unfair dismissal
If your complaint is about unlawful termination or unfair dismissal from your job, contact Fair Work Australia in the first instance.
If you’re seeking advice about discrimination on the basis of personal characteristics, sexual harassment or racial or religious vilification, contact the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission or the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Bulying at WorkSafe Victoria
We remind injured workers of the following bullying [media] articles and reports about WorkSafe Victoria
WorkSafe Victoria, the very organisation that has recently been campaigning itself silly for an increase in the reporting of workplace bullying, has been and is still being alleged of itself [WorkSafe] having a culture of bullying and harassment!
THE agency that investigates workplace bullying in Victoria has been accused of fostering its own culture of widespread bullying, sparking calls for an independent inquiry.
Ms Ramsden, former WorkSafe health adviser, lodged a claim with Fair Work Australia alleging she was sacked because she lodged a successful WorkCover claim – which is administered by WorkSafe.
View WorkSafe’s bullying article on their website >>