ENSURING YOUR WORKPLACE IS FREE OF DAMAGING STAFF BEHAVIOUR
Managing workplace bullying, discrimination and harassment is increasingly complex, time-consuming and problematic for many businesses.
Not only is there a risk this behaviour will cause injury to your employees and the reputation of your business, but you may also be held vicariously liable for the damaging behaviour of your staff. Therefore, it is important employers are adequately supported when workplace bullying, discrimination and/or harassment occurs.
Thankfully Workplace Wizards are here to help. Our team are right with you, preventing employee bullying, discrimination or harassment issues from going from bad to worse.
Workplace bullying, discrimination and harassment can happen in any workplace and to any employee. If employees are being isolated and targeted by their peers, discriminated against for factors they can’t control such as their age, sex, or race, or being generally harassed, it’s a serious issue that needs to be addressed.
Businesses must be able to identify the signs so that they can act quickly to stop damaging behaviour and deal with offenders.
In Australia, serious cases of these offences constitute criminal offences and are punishable by imprisonment.
It’s vital to identify what constitutes workplace discrimination, bullying, and harassment – but due to the overuse and misuse of these terms, it’s also important to be clear what they are not. Many instances of bullying, harassment or workplace conflict won’t necessarily constitute unlawful discrimination under the Fair Work Act. We aim to understand the issue at its core and provide an appropriate solution, using our experience in employment law and anti-discrimination law as a last resort.
Of course, any act that makes an employee feel offended, humiliated or intimidated should be taken gravely seriously, and being firm about how these terms are defined will make it a lot easier to take disciplinary action.
If you’ve seen the signs of bullying, discrimination or harassment in your workplace, our team can work with you to address the situation in a constructive way. We assist in identifying the cause of these issues, working out whether there is an issue at all that can be solved, then tackling the issue at its cause.
Workplace Wizards focuses on solving workplace problems without resorting directly to legal action. Through education and training, clear communication, and support, we can solve many of the issues causing workplace discrimination, sexual harassment,
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While a workplace bullying lawyer or an employment lawyer can provide you with a definite resolution to instances of workplace harassment or discrimination, it may not be the best solution to the problem. Legal services can get messy, especially if the issue isn’t necessarily unlawful discrimination. Workplace Wizards fixes this by taking a “negotiation first” approach to workplace discrimination matters. While we are not a law firm, all our advisors are legally qualified and practising employment lawyers. We use our experience in workplace discrimination law and federal discrimination laws to navigate your matter and provide you with a solution that achieves the best possible result.
Discrimination comes in many forms, including:
If an employee, past employee, or prospective employee has accused you of discriminating against them or you’re receiving workplace complaints from a party, they may take legal action. Workplace discrimination cases are a huge issue, especially if adverse action is suspected. We recommend you seek advice from a lawyer.
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