First decided case under new bullying laws …in favour of the Employer


In the first decided application under the new bullying jurisdiction, the Fair Work Commission has rejected a manager’s claim that she was bullied by two of her subordinates.

This decision was important for several reasons:

  • The FWC examined the meaning of Reasonable management action‚ π;
  • The Employers Investigation Report was considered to be a privileged document because it was prepared by a lawyer; and

Most importantly, employers need to act promptly in investigating these types of claims

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Information Sourced from McKays Solicitors Pty Ltd ABN 37 150 269 506

Email Newsletter 19/05/2014