Webinar: Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Webinar: Workplace Bullying and Harassment

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Bullying and harassment have no place in a Catholic workplace.  Catholic Social Teaching holds that work is dignified and an intrinsic good, and that workers must always be respected and valued.

Bullying is also costly.  According to statistics recently released by Safe Work Australia, work-related bullying and harassment accounts for 20% of serious mental health condition workers compensation claims.  Estimates of the cost of bullying to the Australian economy vary but all are in the billions of dollars.

Following the success of our debut webinar in November, we will be holding a series of webinars in 2020.  Our first for the year will deal with bullying and harassment.

This webinar is designed for supervisors and managers seeking to understand what behaviour might constitute bullying and harassment and the scope of reasonable management action.  Every employer has a duty of care to try to prevent bullying and harassment so measures to minimise the risk of such behaviour and different ways to respond when a complaint is made will be examined.  We will also explore the difference between conflict (which is normal) and bullying and harassment (which is not), and how to most effectively manage those cases where workers have very different perceptions about what is occurring.

We invite you to join CCER’s Carolyn Synnott and Emma Howden for this interactive and engaging webinar.

Register here.

 

Published 28 January 2020

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