Well it is about time this issue was taken more seriously at a federal level. This needs to extend to the treatment of injured workers by their employers and insurance companies. And WorkCover can start by cleaning up its own backyard – it is well known that they can’t even control bullying within its own ranks.
Julia Gillard backs laws to fight workplace bullies
NEW national laws to stamp out workplace bullying will be considered by a high-level inquiry into bullying and harassment ordered by Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
A national policy to deal with the problem, which experts claim has become endemic, would be developed after the committee reported.
The inquiry would look into how widespread the problem is across Australian workplaces, and whether new regulations or legislation are needed to address it.
Ms Gillard has referred the issue of bullying to the House of Representatives standing committee on education and employment and said she would take a personal interest in its findings: “Bullying at work is a real threat for far too many workers. It needs to end.