BRODIE’S LAW

From 2011 until 30th June, 2016, 58 offenders have been charged with workplace bullying offences under Brodie’s Law in the state of Victoria, Australia.

 

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How to get past a work dispute

Posted on December 20, 2016 in Bullying in the News by editor

After Fair Work returned  a decision ordering Bendigo Health to reinstate an aged care nurse who was sacked for kissing a patient on the forehead, Sheila Freeman was interviewed by journalist Mark Kearney from the Bendigo Advertiser on how can an employee return to work following a dispute: Bendigo Advertiser:  Saturday December 17 2016 Workplace…Read More
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‘Bullying in the Workplace: An Occupational Hazard’ now available as an ebook

Posted on February 17, 2014 in Bullying in the News by editor

If  you want a copy of Bullying in the Workplace: An Occupational Hazard for your e-book reader, it is now available from the following sites: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/bullying-in-the-workplace/id596358040?mt=11 http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Bullying-in-the-Workplace/book-y2AMmHsaTEiKZncY3ibLQg/page1.html?s=QQ15QZNKG0qDThz3BW9ghw&r=1 http://www.ebooks.com/1115680/bullying-in-the-workplace/richards-helene-freeman-sheila/ https://www.firstyfish.com/ebooks/14985/Bullying-in-the-Workplace/smRead More
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New Australian Workplace Bullying Laws

Posted on February 17, 2014 in Bullying in the News by editor

Australia’s workplace bullying laws  form part of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Commonwealth). This all-encompassing law makes bullying conduct unlawful, with workers having the right to redress workplace bullying through the Fair Work Commission. What this means for employers These new laws bring into question “Reasonable Management Action”, which remains an exception to the law….Read More
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Recent media headlines

Posted on February 17, 2014 in Bullying in the News by editor

  Hospitals face fines over bullying, Julia Medew, The Age, Thursday, 21 April 2016. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/hospitals-could-be-fined-for-mismanaging-bullying-and-harassment-jill-hennessy-20160420-gob5jj.html St Aloysious College Principal bullied teacher: Fair Work Commission, Neelima Choahan, The Age, Wednesday, 12 July 2016. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/st-aloysius-college-principal-bullied-teacher-fair-work-commission-20160712-gq3uw5.html Principal bullied teacher – Fair work ruling, Robert Ballantyne, The Educator, 14 July 2016 http://www.educatoronline.com.au/news/principal-bullied-teacher–fair-work-ruling-219627.aspx Horrible Bosses, Wendy Squires, The Age Sunday…Read More
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Here, there, everywhere—Bullying in the Workplace

Posted on March 10, 2011 in Bullying in the News by editor

HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE—BULLYING IN THE WORKPLACE by Helene Richards and Sheila Freeman (This article was previously published in the Australasian Law Management Journal.) In an ideal world, workplaces would be stimulating and exciting, colleagues friendly and supportive, and everyone would love going to work. At worst, our workplaces should be tolerable because they are safe…Read More