Workplace Bullying, 2nd edition
Workplace Bullying examines the issue from a legal and psychological standpoint while offering guidance on identifying and managing incidents and investigations in the work environment.
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With the addition of bullying provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), workplace bullying was finally acknowledged by the law. The Fair Work Commission was conferred a wide range of powers to deal with complaints about workplace bullying. Naturally, many employers took an interest in the legal ramifications of this burgeoning area of law. Aside from the legal risks, workplace bullying has the capacity to inflict great psychological harm upon its victims.
The second edition of Workplace Bullying explores, in greater depth, the psychological aspect of such bullying and its damaging effects. Workplace Bullying offers advice on how a toxic workplace environment can be prevented from forming. It provides a practical guide to victims of workplace bullying regarding how they can recover and build resilience, and an overview of new legal developments in this evolving area of law. This book is an invaluable tool for all lawyers, HR professionals, counsellors, social workers and psychologists working in the area.
• Unique psychological and legal perspective
• Practical and concise
• Expert advice
• Applicable to HR professionals, in-house counsel and practitioners in private practice
• Includes case studies and examples
Related Titles• Catanzariti, Brynes, Latham, Young & Fagir, LexisNexis Annotated Acts: Annotated Fair Work Act and Related Legislation, 2014–2015
• Irving, The Contract of Employment, 2012
Table of contents
- Legal Issues in Workplace Bullying
- 1 Definitional Issues
- 2 Legal Risk
- Contributing Causes, Consequences and Restorative Action
- 3 Emotional Abuse and Neglect in the Workplace
- 4 Organisational Silence and Inaction
- 5 Individual Consequences: Psychological Injury
- 6 Personalities and Motivations for Bullying
- Managing Bullying
- 7 Case Law
- 8 The Role of the Fair Work Commission
- Prevention and Recovery from Workplace Bullying
- 9 Building a Trusting Environment through Conversation
- 10 Positive Prevention, Communication and Cultural Change
- 11 Coaching to Build Resilience
- 12 Tools to Survive from Bullying