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Inappropriate workplace behaviour an OHS risk

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HC Online | 21 Oct 2010, 12:00 AM Agree 0
In the wake of several high profile cases, law firm Minter Ellison has highlighted the importance of organisations properly managing allegations of inappropriate workplace behaviour.
  • Bernie Althofer - Author - Resolving Workplace Bul | 21 Oct 2010, 02:57 PM Agree 0
    Given the number of reported cases where inappropriate workplace behaviours are alleged to have occurred, it is a wonder that relevant performance indicators are not included on meeting agendas. It may well be the case that some organisations have no systems or processes in place to maintain currency of knowledge regarding Court, Commission or Tribunal decisions. This may increase the level of risk exposure if policies, procedures, training or even reporting processes are not updated to reflect those decisions. Of course, there may be still some organisations that do not consider inappropriate workplace behaviours as a work health and safety risk.
  • Harriet Stacey | 21 Oct 2010, 08:51 PM Agree 0
    AHRI, in conjunction with WISE Workplace Investigations will be offering training to HR professionals next year on Conducting Workplace Investigations - relevant for all individuals who are required to respond to complaints. Companies and their leaders need to be prepared to set the tone and culture in an organisation to have effective workplace behaviour - policies, training and awareness are the start, complaints handling, respectful treatment of parties involved in complaints and consistent, fair decisions as an outcome are also essential.
  • The I didn''t do it boy | 29 Oct 2010, 02:36 PM Agree 0

    So when the bride to be resigned after messages left by her work colleqgues on her work phone used in the workplace after her Hen''s party attended by work friends (and others) it might be workplace harassment...

    PS The incident and resignation really happened.
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