Browsing: Bullying and harassment

WED
11:31AM

Budget targets workplace s-xual harassment, asbestos

Employers covered by the Commonwealth WHS Act will receive training on preventing workplace s-xual harassment, under one of a string of safety-related measures included in the Federal Government's 2021-22 budget, delivered last night.

MON
3:39PM

Worker harassed through WHS poster awarded $200k

An employer and its workplace health service provider have been ordered to pay a worker $100,000 each, after their use of her picture in a s-xually suggestive workplace health and safety poster led her to suffer a "serious and prolonged psychological injury".

FRI
3:55PM

Bullying triggers and WHS duties detailed by NSW probe

The NSW Government has committed to adopting a string of recommendations on the anti-bullying policies for ministerial offices, made in a report examining the WHS duties of MPs and "officers", and best practice bullying-response procedures used in the private sector and other jurisdictions.

WED
3:56PM

WHS reforms announced for Workers' Memorial Day

The ACT Government has confirmed plans to transfer the offence of industrial manslaughter from the Crimes Act to its WHS laws, in a move that is likely to increase the maximum fine by millions of dollars.

TUE
3:40PM

WHS and EO amendments crucial for harassment: EOC

Employers will have an explicit positive duty to eliminate workplace s-xual harassment and discrimination, under laws flagged in response to the latest major review of the issue. The review identified barriers to tackling harassment "through a WHS lens".

TUE
11:00AM

Employer's bullying damages work safety culture: FWC

A worker's senior managers bullied him by relentlessly pushing him to admit his wrongdoing after a WHS incident, to the detriment of the workplace's safety culture, the Fair Work Commission has found in agreeing to issue stop-bullying orders.

MON
3:58PM

Safety changes coming after latest harassment review

Work health and safety laws are on the verge of being amended to explicitly prohibit s-xual harassment, as part of the Victorian Government's response to a major review of widespread harassment in the State's court workplaces.


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