Are you feeling like you’re being bullied in your workplace? Are you being repeatedly targeted by an individual or a group of individuals? If you answered yes to both of these questions, Learning Seat has collated 5 handy tips on how to tackle workplace bullying!
According to the Human Rights Commission Australia, if you are being bullied you have to make sure you are informed of your workplaces bullying policy and complaints procedure.
Make sure you keep a record of everything the bully or bullies have done so that it can be used as evidence in the event that you do make a complaint.
If you are feeling confident enough, you could approach the bully and discuss with them why you think their behaviour is unacceptable.
According to the Human Rights Commission Australia, if you have someone at your workplace that you trust like your supervisor/manager or a harassment contact officer then it would be helpful if you spoke to them about your situation or contact a helpline service.
If after speaking to your supervisor/manager or harassment officer, the situation hasn’t changed and you are still being bullied, then according to the Human Rights Commission Australia there are more support services you can contact to get advice on or to make a complaint about the bullying. You can also contact the union representing your industry who can give you advice on what your rights are. If the bullying is violent and could be life threatening, you should contact the police on 000.
Learning Seat has numerous training courses on workplace bullying which include Workplace Bullying and Harassment, Workplace bullying – The S.A.F.E Files, Bullying – Law at Work, Workplace Bullying – Adaptive Training Course and Workplace Bullying for Managers and Executives.
With locations all around Australia, Learning Seat aims to change workplace behaviour and does this by providing a wide range of training courses for businesses. At Learning Seat, we don’t just provide courses on bullying in the workplace but also on compliance training, workplace ethics, risk and governance, privacy, and corporate social responsibility just to name a few.