New Bullying Laws Checklist

This checklist will help you determine whether you and your business are ready for the commencement of Australia's new workplace bullying laws on 1 January 2014.

Under these new laws, employees, contractors, volunteers and others working in most businesses will be able to lodge claims of workplace bullying directly with Australia's employment tribunal - the Fair Work Commission (FWC). The FWC will have the power to issue so-called 'Stop-Bullying Orders' and, if you breach one of these orders, you could face a penalty ofmore than $50,000.

The FWC expects receivemore than 3500 bullying-related claims against employers each year - you could be one of them.

If you answer no to any of the checklist questions below, we strongly recommend you seek professional advice from the team here at Workforce Guardian.

Please note: All information provided is professional advice only and does not constitute legal advice. The new bullying laws do not apply to unincorporated businesses.

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This New Bullying Laws: Employer Checklist is also available to download here.