Workplace bullying for managers and executives


Would you know how to respond to an allegation of bullying in your organisation?

This course will provide managers and executives with the legally compliant training needed to respond appropriately to allegations of bullying and mitigate the risk of legal action being taken against them or their organisation.

This course complements general workplace bullying training, building on definitions and legislative context that would typically be covered in such training.

The course uses a range of likely workplace scenarios and interactive decision points to demonstrate appropriate workplace behaviour.

Business outcomes

By implementing this course your organisation can:

  • reduce incidents of workplace bullying
  • better defend any claims relating to workplace bullying
  • protect its brand and reputation from damage related to workplace bullying.

Topics covered

This course covers the following topics:

  • the legislative regime around workplace bullying
  • stop bullying orders
  • vicarious liability
  • reasonable performance management
  • risk mitigation
  • responding to allegations of workplace bullying.

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • define workplace bullying
  • recognise that workplace bullying has both direct and indirect costs
  • recognise the circumstances in which a workplace bullying order can be issued
  • identify specific management responsibilities and liabilities around workplace bullying
  • outline the reasonable steps to take to mitigate the risk of adverse legal action
  • outline key actions to take when dealing with allegations of workplace bullying
  • distinguish reasonable management action from bullying.

Target audience

The content contained in this course is suitable for:

  • public and private sector organisations
  • executives and board members
  • any worker with a managerial responsibility.


Approximately 15 minutes.

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