Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Definition overview

1 Definition

Workplace Bullying and Harassment, under the Fair Work Act 2009, occurs where an individual or group of individuals repeatedly behaves unreasonably towards an Employee or group of Employees at work, and that behaviour creates a risk to health and safety. Within this definition:

  • Repeated Behaviour refers to the persistent nature of the behaviour and can range in behaviours over time.
  • Unreasonable Behaviour is behaviour that a reasonable person, having regard to the circumstances, may see as unreasonable. This may include but is not limited to behaviour that is victimising, humiliating, intimidating or threatening.
  • A Risk to Health and Safety means the possibility of danger to health and safety, and is not confined to actual danger to health and safety

2 References

USQ Defined.

3 Definition Information

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Complying with the law and observing Policy and Procedure is a condition of working and/or studying at the University.

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