For more information, advice, draft policies and so on, go to these websites
- From the UK's peak union council, the TUC:
- Bullying section with resources including:
- guidance for safety representatives on dealing with Bullying at Work. It includes a sample survey form. Bullying at Work - Guidance for Safety Representatives
- Bullied at Work? Don't suffer in silence.
- Bullying section with resources including:
- From WorkSafe Victoria - the Workplace Bullying topic pages
- The Victorian State Services Authority investigated bullying in the public sector and released its report: Trends in Bullying in the Victorian Public Sector: People Matter Survey, 2004 - 2010. It then developed a Tackling Bullying guide which draws on the research and gives advice on how to respond to bullying when it first occurs and the follow up action to prevent it from happening in the future. It contains a number of resources that can be adapted by an organisation. Also: Bullying Myths and Facts
- From Safe Work Australia (revised September 2016):
- Guide for preventing and responding to workplace bullying
- Dealing with workplace bullying - a worker's guide
The guides on workplace bullying focus on the duty to manage risks under work health and safety laws and provide advice to businesses and workers on how to prevent workplace bullying and how to respond if it does occur.
- Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
The guides and FAQs - reviewed to account for developments in relation to workplace bullying, including any significant decisions of the Fair Work Commission.
- From the ACT, a webpage on Bullying and Harassment. The page has a range of resources including a checklist for employers, how to develop a complaints resolution procedure, and posters.
- From Work Safe in Western Australia: Toolkits and information resources on Bullying including:
- A Guidance Note: Dealing with bullying in the workplace: a guide for workers. This publication is also available in other languages.
- From South Australia:
- From Work Safe Tasmania: a bullying topic page
- From Comcare:
- Bullying in the Workplace page with a range of materials for employers and employees on preventing and managing workplace bullying. The guidance includes policy and risk factor checklists, and a risk management tool.
- Developed jointly with the Australian Public Service Commission and released in July 2013, guidance Working Together: Promoting mental health and wellbeing at work This material has 18 topic areas and includes on creating a respectful workplace, preventing bullying at work, building resilience, talking about mental health, and leaders' roles and responsibilities. The material takes a preventative approach, recommending that workers' jobs be designed and managed so as not to cause undue stress or excessive workloads. It also recommends involving workers in decisions on how their work is undertaken.
- Bully Blocking - An Australian website that looks at bullying at work and at school.
International sources and resources
- From the UK's HSE:
- Bullying at work: a review of the literature [PDF 311kb] A report that reviews the literature on workplace bullying, discussing definitions, methods of investigating, behaviours constituting bullying and the literature on effective interventions.
- A webpage, with resources, on Bullying and harassment.
- From the European Union's OSHA (and a consortium of organisations including the ILO and WHO):
- Psychosocial Risk Management Excellence Framework This new resource is a collation of best practice programs in management of psychosocial hazards. The database can be searched according to the type of intervention (primary, secondary or tertiary) and also the country where the intervention was developed/is in place. The PRIMA Inventory of Best Practice covers: Work Related Stress Violence and Bullying and Harassment
- EU-OSHA says that sexual harassment and violence in the workplace often lead to very serious consequences for the victims. The organisation has produced two infographics which show key data on these issues, explaining the concepts and highlighting the need to take these issues very seriously. Take a look and spread the information. Healthy Workplaces Campaign on stress and psychosocial risks.
- From WorkCoverBC (Canada): Bullying and harassment prevention tool kit - tool kit resources to help employers and workers understand their legal duties, and prevent and address bullying and harassment.
- Europe's unions and employer organisations in 2007 signed a framework agreement to fight against harassment and violence at work. Negotiated over ten months, the text committed the signatories to combat by April 2010 all unacceptable behaviour that can lead to harassment and violence at the workplace. ETUC news release and Framework agreement on harassment and violence at work
- From the Swedish Work Environment Authority: Bullying.
Last amended September 2016