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Anti-Bullying Policy, Complaint Procedure and Forms

Last modified: November 8, 2019
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According to Wikipedia: Anti-bullying legislation is legislation enacted to help reduce and eliminate bullying. This legislation may be national or sub-national, and is commonly aimed at ending bullying in schools or workplaces

Australia’s Fair Work Commission has stated that:

Bullying at work, as defined by the Fair Work Act 2009, occurs when:

    • a person or a group of people behaves unreasonably and repeatedly towards a worker or a group of workers while at work, and
    • the behaviour creates a risk to health and safety.

Bullying does not include reasonable management action carried out in a reasonable manner.

Associated Documents

This should be one of an organisation’s WHS procedures. 

Internal Compliance

Many organisations have implemented Anti-bullying policies and procedures. We recommend these are reviewed at least every 5 years.

External Compliance

The general question that buyers need to ask is “Are my suppliers meeting all their regulatory obligations?

If anti-bullying legislation exists in your country, should you ask your suppliers to provide copies of their anti-bullying policies? How committed is your corporate culture in this regard? What is the potential risk or brand damage to your business if a supplier is found to bully its staff?  

As Strytex is a shared system, it’s easy to require suppliers to provide copies of their anti-bullying policies and procedures. 

We’ve found that when buyers add anti-bullying to their supplier compliance control requirement, many small suppliers become non-compliant simply because they are unaware of their obligations.  When this happens, many of our clients offer these suppliers free templates or even arrange early morning training in the regulations.  There are then given two weeks to define their own policies and procedures and load them on to the Strytex system.

Also known as

  • Fair treatment

Variants

None that we are aware of yet.

2nd level attributes

None that we are aware of yet.

Renewal or Maintenance Frequency

We recommend Policies, Procedures adn tempalte forms are reviewed and re-issued every 5 years. 

Geographic Relevance

Pretty much globally

Relevant Acts, Regulations and Standards

See your local WHS legislation.  

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