Workplace Bullying and Harassment Training
Workplace bullying and harassment can be based on a variety of factors that differ from the one doing the harassment, such as race, gender, religion and disability. Facing unstable situations in the workplace can be more than a crime against an individual. It can be a criminal Act committed against the law;this is why this topic has become very important for every organisation.
The Workplace Bullying and Harassment workshop Brisbane will help give participants the tools necessary to recognise bullying harassment in the workplace as well understand your rights and responsibilities under the various legislations, with regard to health and safety in the workplace. Participants of this workshop will be familiar with that it is necessary for everyone to help develop workplace processes that teach employees to identify bullying and harassment, andimplement policies and procedures.
Duration: 4 Hours
Fee: $ 210 + GST per person
Course format: Onsite and Online
Workshop Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this workshop, the learner should be able to:
- Identify the words and actions that constitute bullying and harassment within the workplace.
- Understand what the various legislations says about bullying and harassment.
- Understand rights and responsibilities of various stakeholders within a workplace.
- Implement anti-harassment processes.
- Educate employees and develop anti-harassment policies.
- Discuss employer and employee’s rights and responsibilities.
- Address allegations of workplace bullying and harassment.
- Apply appropriate mediation procedures.
- Deal with the aftermath of bullying and harassment.
We serve cities across Queensland including Brisbane, Toowoomba, Cairns and Townsville so if you’re around the area, we call us at 07 5499 2406 to schedule a call out.
4 Ways to Address Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
Bullying and harassment exist in the workplace as they do everywhere else. Bullying is defined by Fair Work Australia as an unreasonable action that aims to humiliate, victimize or intimidate an individual. Putting someone in a vulnerable position may be done by others to gain feelings of power and superiority. Though it may not lead to an occupational advantage on the perpetrator’s end, it harms the victim’s mental health, self-esteem, and work performance.
Harassment, on the other hand, is much like bullying but with a clearer agenda. It creates a hostile environment where the victim is forced to endure the harassment to avoid being denied employment, promotion or work status. Sexual harassment in the workplace is most experienced by women, affecting 1 out of 5 individuals according to the Australian Human Rights Commission. Harassment based on gender, race, and religion is common as well, typically encountered during job interviews.
Given the tendency for bullying and harassment to occur in the workplace, it’s best to take preemptive measures to protect your employees’ mental health and well-being. How do you address bullying and harassment? Below are a few suggestions:
Build awareness. Awareness-building is always a good place to start. Take advantage of company newsletters, bulletin boards or intra-net home pages to disseminate information on workplace bullying and hostility. Provide point persons, contact details, and consultation hours to encourage employees to seek assistance.
Conduct research. Collect information in the organization through surveys and interviews to have an idea about the existing workplace environment. Study policies and laws protecting employees from any form of discrimination or bullying and check if your organization is compliant with these laws.
Hold subject matter training and workshops. Bring the idea of a management-wide anti-bullying workshop and mental health training to the board meeting agenda. Ensure that all supervisors and managers receive skills certification in this area of practice, especially as they have the power and influence to build a culture of respect and safety from the ground up. They are also in an easy position to take advantage of their subordinates. Thus, it helps that they enroll in courses that educate them to use their position to exhibit good leadership, instead.
Communicate company rules and policies. Inform everyone in the organization about your company’s existing rules against workplace bullying and harassment. Communicate the grievance process, method of investigation, and sanctions that await those who perpetrate such behaviors. Empower everyone to speak up and encourage them to use the resources regarding the issue that are provided to them.
NO to Bullying &Harassment - Avoid an incident at your work
Do you need help in reinforcing these measures? We got you at WHS and Training Compliance Solutions Brisbane. As a work health and safety training provider, we can lend you a hand in securing a safe space for your business establishment in Queensland. We have a wide set of mental courses you can choose from, ranging from stress management to psychological first aid and anti-bullying training.
We serve cities across Queensland including Brisbane, Toowoomba, Cairns and Townsville so if you’re around the area, we call us at 07 5499 2406 to book a class.