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Workplace bullying claims will increase under Fair Work Commission’s anti-bullying jurisdiction

By: John Tuck, Jane Hall and Anthony Forsyth

Submitted by Firm:
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Firm Contacts:
John Tuck
Article Type:
Legal Article

From 1 January 2014, employees will be able to go directly to the Fair Work Commission to make a workplace bully claim. For employers, this adds a new layer of regulation and means they are exposed to additional liabilities and risks when managing staff. So, what steps should employers take to prepare for the new Workplace Anti-Bullying Jurisdiction from early next year?