Bullying, harassment & misconduct (687 items)



Worker unapologetic over anti-Muslim email, reinstatement denied

A 65-year-old employee who forwarded an "entirely inappropriate" anti-Muslim email to multiple work colleagues has failed to obtain reinstatement due to a "real possibility" he would reoffend - and damage his employer's reputation in the process. » more »






"Undesirable" management doesn't equal bullying

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In a decision that contains useful guidance for HR professionals on when "undesirable" management behaviour is also "unreasonable", the Fair Work Commission has ruled that displaying intolerance or low-level anger towards a worker does not necessarily constitute bullying. » more »


2014's hottest HR stories

This year has been an exceptionally challenging one for HR professionals. The new anti-bullying jurisdiction kicked off; social media evolution outpaced the development of associated workplace policies and responses; and there was no shortage of new case law on everything from unfair dismissal to restraint clauses. » more »


Arriving at work drunk wasn't gross misconduct: Court

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Turning up to a conference still intoxicated from a work function the night before did not constitute gross misconduct by an executive, a court has ruled in awarding him nearly $300,000 in damages. » more »