Written by Workforce chief reporter Paul Karp. The Fair Work Commission has refused to issue stop bullying orders despite finding a construction site manager was victim of inappropriate behaviour including a poster likening him to a dwarf, an email threatening to stop his pay and a dare to engage in an arm wrestle. Commissioner Julius ...more
Thomson Reuters would like to congratulate Joanna Vincent, the 2013 winner of the annual McCallum Medal presentation competition. This year’s prize was held on Wednesday 6th November at the Fair Work Commission in Sydney, and once again showcased the outstanding talent of students and recent graduates passionate about workplace relations. L to R: Joanna Vincent, ...more
With a new federal anti-bullying regime coming into place next year, Thomson Reuters’ Journals have been giving timely and topical coverage of Judicial bullying and workplace stress in the legal profession. Earlier this year, Workplace Review published a special issue featuring a range of articles considering workplace bullying, particularly in the legal profession. Jeffrey Phillips SC, workplace ...more
A Safe Work Australia (SWA) report has found levels of bullying in Australian workplaces are substantially higher than international rates.
Academics predicted stress-related illnesses, such as depression and cardiovascular disease, would be the leading causes of the global disease burden by 2020.
On Tuesday 7 August 2012, Thomsons Lawyers Employment and Safety Partner, Karl Luke, together with Dr Moira Jenkins, made submissions to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment review into bullying in the workplace. The main points put forward were as follows: the need for a national standard definition of workplace bullying; ...more
The Australian Industry Group has opposed the expansion of “adversarial” anti-discrimination law to deal with workplace bullying, arguing it was an occupational health and safety issue. AiG industrial relations director Stephen Smith urged govts to work with industry groups to educate employers, employees and the community focusing on prevention. “It is not widely understood that ...more