Compliance essentials new zealand Workplace bullying



Would you know what to to if you saw a co-worker being bullied? Would you know what to do if you were being bullied? Do you know what behaviour or actions constitute bullying?

This course provides legally compliant training to ensure that workers and organisations understand their rights and responsibilities in relation to workplace bullying.

Written in consultation with leading law firm Simpson Grierson, the content is presented in a traditional elearning format and features written scenarios to contextualise relevant workplace legislation. 

Topics covered

This course covers the following topics:

  • understanding what constitutes bullying
  • legitimate performance management versus bullying
  • legal consequences and penalties that apply to bullying in the workplace
  • bullying and the law
  • vehicles for bullying (e.g. social media and emails)
  • the effects of bullying
  • responding to and resolving bullying claims – for organisaions and workers
  • where to get help.

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • understand the behaviour that constitutes bullying
  • identify how bullying impacts the individual, fellow workers and their organisation
  • understand the laws that prevent bullying, and their organisation’s obligations
  • identify how to seek help within and outside their organisation.

Business outcomes

By implementing this course your organisation can:

  • reduce the incidence of workplace bullying
  • minimise the risk of being vicariously liable for a bullying claim made in the workplace
  • protect its brand and reputation
  • foster a fair and equitable workplace culture that doesn’t tolerate bullying.

Target audience

The content contained in this course is suitable for:

  • public- and private-sector workers
  • workers, executives and board members at all levels of an organisation.


This course should take about 30 minutes to complete.

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