Sep 21

Investigating bullying allegations: where is the line between bullying and reasonable management action?

  A common challenge for investigators is bullying allegations in which the alleged conduct is argued to have been reasonable management action.   What is bullying?   The definition of bullying found in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) is ‘repeated unreasonable behaviour by an individual, or a group of individuals, towards a worker or […]

Sep 07

7 Steps to ensure sexual harassment can’t fester in your workplace

Alarming reports of the ongoing prevalence of sexual harassment in employment continue to emerge over 30 years after sexual harassment in employment was first outlawed in Australia. In August an independent review into workplace culture within the Australian Federal Police “Cultural Change: Gender Diversity and Inclusion in the Australian Federal Police”, conducted by Elizabeth Broderick, […]