Evolving trend for workplace bullying laws
Workplace managers are increasingly expected to take greater responsibility for the management, education and prevention of workplace bullying.
This Canadian article offers an interesting perspective on the requirements placed on employers under the new WorkSafeBC policies.
Not only do business owners (or HR Managers) need to effectively manage any bullying complaints, they also need to be proactive in preventing any workplace bullying and harassment from occurring in the first place.
The article states that many business leaders and HR professionals are overwhelmed by what is required to comply with the new set of three legally binding WorkSafeBC policies.
Australia is continuing the trend towards more stringent workplace bullying requirements, with recent changes including the ability of employees to apply directly to FWC for a ‘stop bullying order’, and the introduction of the ‘Guide for Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying Claims’.
Do you need help?
WorkCover NSW provides a number of guides to help your business assess its position in regards to bullying - find them here.