Posted on March 11, 2012 in Announcements by admin
SHEILA FREEMAN CONSULTING with DISPUTE MEDIATION SERVICES AUSTRALIA will be presenting a workshop on:
The Bully-Free Workplace.
Presenter: Sheila Freeman co-author of Bullying in the Workplace: An Occupational Hazard.
Sheila presented this workshop at the South Australian WorkSafe Conference in 2011.
Date: Monday 16th April 2012
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Location: Altona Business Centre, Level 1, 92 Railway St South, Altona, Victoria. (opp. Altona Railway Station)
Cost: $115.00 – this includes a FREE copy of Bullying in the Workplace: An Occupational Hazard. Community Organisations/VCOSS members: $85.00.
Places are limited. To make a booking, email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your details on (03) 8398 0840, or contact Sheila direct on 0418 542 621.
This interactive session will include:
- an overview of workplace bullying and its impact on victims, co-workers and organisations.
- a video presentation
- a review of employers’ duty of care and rights and employers’ and employees’ responsibilities
- an exploration of effective complaint mechanisms, including the role of managers
- an outline of effective responses and practical prevention strategies, remedies and solutions to identify and deal with workplace bullying
- an explanation of why an anti-bullying policy is required for workers
- Brodie’s Law and the implications for organisations and small business.
This workshop is designed for:
- workers and employers
- young students entering into the workforce for the first time
- parents to be aware of the signs of bullying and the impact on victims and their families.
Download more details on this workshop here.
Posted on March 13, 2011 in Announcements by admin
2011 has been quite busy so far, with the launch of the second edition of our book and now a revamped website.
Since the first edition of Bullying in the Workplace: An Occupational Hazard was published, we’ve been inundated with stories and appeals for help from victims of bullying – by email, post, telephone and in person:
- I wonder, do you know anyone who may be able to help me to get some justice? I am a lone female who is very sick and frightened.
- I feel totally spent and shattered and worn out.
- I had no idea what was going on until I became so ill that I could no longer face going to work.
- Now is where my own hell begins as I have to look forward I expect to a life of poverty and CentreLink benefits only.
- My health and career prospects are in tatters.
- I’d throw up every morning before work, I hated walking into the building, but I needed the job.
Many of our correspondents are still traumatized years after the bullying ‘finished’ (I put that word in quotation marks because it is rare to find a victim who has been able to put the situation completely behind them). Some have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress.
We hope this new edition of our book will continue to help victims, the professionals who assist those victims, workers and bosses to recognize bullying behaviour and prompt them to do something about it.