WorkCover NSW releases Bullying Prevention Kit
WorkCover NSW has developed a Bullying Prevention Kit to help employers identify bullying and know what to do about it.
In the last three financial years in NSW there have been 4,746 workers compensation claims for bullying and harassment at a cost of almost $100 million.
The kit, developed in response to increasing requests for information and assistance about workplace bullying, uses a green, amber, and red traffic light concept to help business develop bullying prevention systems.
Under NSW work health and safety law, businesses are required to have appropriate bullying prevention strategies in place.
Bullying is repeated unreasonable behaviour directed towards a worker or group of workers that creates a risk to health and safety.
The Bullying Prevention Kit can be downloaded here.