Employers Warn on Misuse of Anti-Bully Laws

Under the existing laws, those who believe they are being bullied at work must try to resolve the issue internally; use workplace health and safety laws; or submit a workers’ compensation claim.

On the other hand, employer groups including the Business Council of Australia, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Australian Industry Group want the laws reversed. They argued that ‘bullying’ should be covered by existing anti-discrimination legislation, not industrial laws.

However, as the new anti-bullying laws come into force (on January 1), employer law firms and business groups have warned that employees who face the sack could exploit these new laws to stop bullying by taking their manager to the national workplace umpire. And, indeed, they do have a point. Learn more about these controversial anti-bully laws by reading the entire article, Click Here


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