Health, wellbeing & safety (588 items)



Employers failing harassment complainants; HR ill-equipped for "emotional economy"; and more

Nearly 75 per cent of Australian women are dissatisfied with the outcomes of their workplace s-xual harassment complaints, new research shows. Also in this article, the HR challenges posed by the "emotional economy"; employer ordered to improve bullying responses; which practices build employee resilience; and more. » more »




Dismissal for excessive drinking upheld; Mock CVs promote mental health; and more

An employee who drank excessive amounts of alcohol out of work hours was fairly sacked for breaching his employer's policies, the Fair Work Commission has ruled. Also in this article, nine features of a mentally healthy workplace, the benefits of 'keeping-in-touch' programs, and more. » more »



HR's support of employee's demotion "damning": Coroner; Managing employees facing a crisis

A coroner has slammed an employer's HR team and managers for demoting and bullying an employee, who was suffering a mental illness, prior to her death by suicide. Meanwhile, two experts share tips for supporting employees who are facing a personal crisis. » more »


Manager avoidance leads to bullying complaints; Emails limited by stop-bullying order; and more

New research shows conflict between employees is more likely to end up in workplace bullying complaints when managers are perceived as 'absent'. Meanwhile, the Fair Work Commission has made stop-bullying orders regarding the timing and subject matter of emails; new research reveals how to reduce sedentary behaviour; and more. » more »