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Workplace bullying

A workplace free from bullying reduces stress and staff turnover, increases staff morale and productivity, and saves you time and money.

The Work Health and Safety Act 2012, requires you to provide a safe workplace, take care of your staff's physical and psychological wellbeing and take steps to recognise, assess and control hazards, including bullying behaviour. 

The Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA) also requires employers to prevent bullying related to age, caring responsibilities, chosen gender, disability, marital or domestic partnership status, pregnancy, race, religious appearance or dress, sex, sexuality, spouse or partner’s identity and whistleblowing.

Victims of workplace bullying may be able to claim lost wages and medical expenses under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 (SA).

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