Every organisation has a duty under workplace health and safety laws to identify and eliminate risks in the workplace. Workplace bullying is one of those risks, so each organisation needs to be satisfied that it is doing everything reasonably practicable to eliminate workplace bullying.
The first step is having a workplace bullying policy, and most organisations have one. But when was the last time you read your policy? Was it any good? Did you understand it? Does it need updating?
Our experience shows that merely having a policy is only a small part of the answer. Bullying complaints are more likely to get out of hand if the policy is unclear, or if it does not reflect the way bullying is managed in practice. Read more.