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8 ways not to bully according to the Fair Work Commissions Anti-bullying Benchbook

Workplace bullying occurs when an individual repeatedly behaves unreasonably towards a worker and that behavior creates a risk to health and safety.
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8 ways not to bully according to the Fair Work Commissions Anti-bullying Benchbook

8 ways not to bully according to the Fair Work Commissions Anti-bullying Benchbook

20 September 2016

The Fair Work Commissions Anti-bullying Benchbook is designed to assist parties lodging or responding to anti-bullying applications under the Fair Work Act 2009. It has been arranged to reflect the process users would follow when applying for a order to stop bullying in the workplace. 




 

According to the benchbook, the following are 8 ways not to bully:

  1. Behave in a reasonable manner

  2. Don’t be aggressive or intimidating

  3. Don’t make belittling or humiliating comments

  4. Don’t victimise workers

  5. Don’t spread malicious rumours

  6. Don’t make practical jokes or participate in ‘initiation’ of new workers

  7. Don’t exclude workers from work-related events

  8. Don’t have unreasonable work expectations

 

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