Workplace bullying takes various shapes and forms. It includes verbal, physical, social or psychological abuse by your employer (or manager), or another person or group of people at work.
It can happen in workplace, from offices to shops, cafes, restaurants, workshops, community groups and government organisations.
Workplace bullying can happen to volunteers, work experience students, interns, apprentices, casual and permanent employees. It needs to be identified quickly and resolved as it can cause terrible psychological consequences for its victims.
When allegations of bullying are made, companies need to be aware of their risks and obligations. Intervention should be swift and fair ensuring that legitimate bullying cases are processed thoroughly and that unsuccessful allegations are quickly dismissed. You may hesitate to proceed with litigation, fearing it reflects negatively on your company, but recent reports show that only 1% of workplace bullying leads to negative outcomes for companies.
Policies can and should be implemented to minimize potential for bullying and bullying allegations in the first instance. If you are a HR Manager, you may be time poor and stressed out. Dealing with issues surrounding workplace bullying can be emotive and highly stressful.
Meridian Services has can develop a range of Policy and Procedure Manuals that are industry specific and provide a step by step guide to processing a claim of workplace bullying. Our extensive experience in this area has confirmed us as leaders in this field and we would love to show you how to protect your company, workplace and workers.
Let us relieve you from the burden of workplace bullying with our practical guide and our wealth of experience.
Our goal is to help you to:
MANAGE BULLYING CASES IN A PRAGMATIC, AND EMPATHETIC WAY
CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT TO ELIMINATE POTENTIAL FOR BULLYING
Meridian Services are experts in managing the maze of HR related issues including dismissals, bullying, harassment and all Fair Work, Workers Compensation and other Insurance related incidents.