Bullying and Harassment Claims – How to Respond

About this Bendigo Regional HR Network event

Date: Thursday 22nd June 2017

Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Registrations close: Tuesday 20th June 2017

Venue: Capital Theatre 50 View Street, Bendigo

RSVP:  contact Katherine.hietbrink@robertsonhyetts.com.au or  call 03 5434 6645

 

Bullying and harassment can happen in any workplace. This type of behaviour can have a negative impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing and affect their ability to do their job. It can also contribute to loss of productivity, staff turnover, absenteeism, low morale and financial costs.

An employer is best to manage claims of workplace bullying and harassment by dealing with it as soon as they become aware there is a problem. An employer’s failure to prevent or address workplace bullying and harassment may contribute to a working environment that creates a risk to health and safety. Effectively responding to issues when they are raised can stop the situation happening again and reinforce to employees that workplace bullying and harassment is dealt with seriously by their employer.

Drawing on current trends, in this session Grevis Beard will provide practical information on how to respond to claims of bullying and harassment in the workplace and what employers should do when an issue is raised, including:

  • Understanding the seriousness of a claim
  • Deciding on whether to deal with an issue through early intervention or a formal investigation
  • Looking after the health and wellbeing of all parties involved in the claim
  • Improving workplace culture to prevent workplace bullying and harassment

Presenter Profile

Grevis Beard is one of two Directors of Worklogic, an organisation that works with employers to prevent and minimise the impact of illegal and inappropriate conduct in the workplace.

Grevis is a skilled and experienced workplace investigator and accredited mediator. Progressing from his legal roles as a solicitor and then barrister, Grevis has significant knowledge of the dynamics of workplace disputes and their resolution. Grevis works with a range of clients to improve workplace communication, manage workplace risks, handle complaints and improve employee behaviour.

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