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If you have been bullied, harassed, or treated differently because you have raised or complained about discrimination in the workplace you may be able to bring a further claim for victimization.
"The Worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized- and never knowing" David Visconti.
Ring today for confidential advice, you do not have suffer discrimination and have a employer ruin your life
You do not have to be treated like a second class citizen in the workplace. You have rights in the various tribunal systems for compensation, an apology or counseling assistance if required.
Please be aware of the following timelines:
14 days to lodge a unfair dismissal claim
60 days to lodge a unlawful dismissal claim
one year to lodge a discrimination complaint.
These timlines are strictly enforced, if you have a legimate reason for being outside these timelines you may still be able to lodge a claim, call us to discuss your situation.
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Are you a victim of workplace bullying?
WE CAN HELP
Workplace bullying has increased
with the introduction of the Workchoices legislation. Workplace bullying has fast become a
heated topic for discussion, with the state governments and other professional organisation’s
launching special task forces with a mission to raise awareness, devise and implement proactive
measures in order to combat and eliminate harassment in our places of employment. In my opinion,
this has not come quickly enough, or effective with many workers being subject to workplace
bullying and in many cases discrimination, whether in a passive or a directly confrontational
way without recourse. So what is workplace bullying?
Is your workplace a toxic environment?
Does your workplace have a high staff turnover rate?
While workplace bullying should not be tolerated and reported to the senior management immediately there are a number of strategies you can follow in order to address certain situations, before they escalate out of control.
In a situation where a colleague or supervisor throws burning criticism or downgrading and spiteful comments continuously, rather than providing constructive feedback, don’t let this type of behaviour continue to rob you of your self-esteem. Instead, try implementing the following communication strategies in order to diffuse verbal abuse with dignity.
Don’t become defensive or respond in kind by yelling abuse back in return to the workplace bullying. This will only add fuel to the fire and allow the abuser to see that they have successfully manipulated you into becoming upset. (if you make a claim to the Industrial Relations Commission or the Equal Opportuntiy Commssion, you have to be careful they don't blame you for being the perpetrator of the allegation)
Look after yourself both physically and emotionally. Perhaps talk about this with someone outside your organization. Use your support network: friends and family may be able to provide assistance. Approach your HR department, Supervisor or Manager and request support and assistance in dealing with this situation. [They should do all in their power to stop the harassment / workplace bullying]. If all else fails, consult a industrial relations a advocate who specializes in Workplace bullying Issues. (we offer free, understanding advice)
Seek support from a Doctor, Therapist or Counselor.
In many instances it may be appropriate to lodge a workcover claim, our experience is that claims are notoriously difficult to get accepted for workplace bullying. It is important to consult your doctor.
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Some Statistics for workplace bullying:
# 21% or 1 in 5 workers are bullied.
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