Bullying is often a problem in the workplace both for the worker who is being bullied and for the employer who may have problems and difficulties dealing effectively with the issues.
The Fair Work Act 2009 now has provisions where a worker who is being bullied in the workplace can make an application to the Fair Work Commission for an order to stop the bullying. It is important to act quickly where you feel you have been bullied.
Bullying is defined as repeated instances of unacceptable behaviour towards you by another worker in the workplace which is likely to be a danger to your health. This means that if the repeated adverse conduct is causing medical problems such as stress or depression then it will be within the jurisdiction of the Commission. At Workclaims Australia we have a depth of experience in cases of bullying.
You should not delay about making contact with us otherwise the Fair Work Commission may be less inclined to make orders about old behaviour.