Poor leadership drives bullying culture: Is there a gap between ‘theory’ and ‘practice’ in your workplace?
Recent allegations of systemic harassment and bullying within a high profile law enforcement agency illustrate the importance of ensuring that important workplace policies and procedures are actually implemented within organisations.
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The #MeToo movement highlighted how widespread the problem of sexual harassment is and gave women the courage to speak up, even when the alleged perpetrator was someone of considerable power. It also reinforced the consequences of behaving too casually and the need for clear boundaries, especially[…]
Last September, iHR Australia Managing Director Stephen Bell highlighted that through training in the area of Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment, managers must know that a direct line supervisor cannot conduct an independent investigation into an allegation of unlawful behaviour in relation to[…]
Following last weeks celebration of International Women's Day, the iHR Australia team have identified some emerging anecdotal evidence of a clash between old attitudes and new expectations. It did not require much analysis to realise that iHR Australia investigated more sexual harassment claims in[…]
The inclusion of sexual harassment in Australian federal and state legislation provides women and men with a process for redressing harm experienced in the public sphere, particularly the workplace. Nonetheless, there are difficulties faced by people voicing their objection to unwelcome sexual[…]
Is your organisation at risk of creating a culture of sexual harassment? Image Source: Human Rights Commission In this article we will briefly explore five organisational risk factors that may lead to a culture where sexual harassment is present. This list is not exhaustive.