Recent changes to legislation have made it more important for employers and employees to be aware of, and take seriously, their responsibilities in terms of preventing and dealing with workplace bullying.
Apart from the significant human and social costs associated with bullying, businesses can suffer financial and reputational damage if workplace bullying behaviours are not recognised and appropriately managed.
Courts can issue individuals and businesses with substantial penalties if they do not comply with requirements.
The Baking Association of Australia (BAA) offers an e-guide to preventing and dealing with bullying in the workplace, where bakery owners and operators can find out their individual responsibilities and receive downloadable resources to help their workplace prevent and handle bullying.
For further information, please call 1300 783 211 or visit www.baa.asn.au.