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Date PostedSeptember 24, 2012

How to recognise Bullying in the Workplace

Source : Eddie~S

In some cases bullying may be easier to recognise than in others. Whether you are the victim or the perpetrator of bullying here we provide some examples that you may never have expected constitute bullying but are still unacceptable in any work environment.

  • Using offensive, abusive and insulting language on a person.
  • Behaving, acting or speaking in a threatening or humiliating way towards any other worker including frightening them.
  • Making someone the subject of you gossip or jokes and constantly humiliating them.
  • Playing material that may be degrading or offensive to any co-worker or person at work.
  • Spreading gossip and rumours maliciously around the workplace about a person.
  • Violence, assault and stalking are extreme cases of bullying and are a criminal offence.
  • Superiors are often the perpetrators of bullying on their subordinates. They do this by overloading the person with unreasonable amounts of work, setting impossible deadlines for workers, not providing training to a person for them to sufficiently perform a task you request of them, ignoring or isolating a worker, generally unfair treatment.

Due to the severe side effects that bullying can have workers should not tolerate bullying in any of these forms. Many people have suffered severe depression which even led to suicide in extreme cases of bullying.


Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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