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Health agencies need anti-bullying strategy: Auditor-General

The Victorian Auditor-General's damning audit report on the state health sector's response to bullying and harassment has found its agencies lack even the "fundamental, underpinning foundations of effective policies and procedures" to tackle the issue.

FSU leader's case against union returns to FWC

Proceedings brought by FSU national secretary Fiona Jordan against her union have returned to the Fair Work Commission, as an internal power struggle continues.



"Positive changes" ward off anti-bullying orders

The FWC has refused to issue anti-bullying orders against a high-profile Adelaide restaurant because it implemented positive measures to tackle unreasonable behaviour.

Hadgkiss rejects bullying allegations

FWBC director Nigel Hadgkiss has denied Labor allegations that the construction watchdog has a culture of "bullying and harassment".

Adverse action roundup: AWU out of time in gas company pursuit; & more

FWC refuses extension for AWU adverse action case against gas companies; Mental health hospitalisation deemed "exceptional circumstances"; Violent confrontation not an exercise of workplace rights; and Manager's "kicked like a dog" complaint did not lead to adverse action: Court.

Transfer to vulnerable position before redundancy not adverse action

Making a project manager redundant after granting his request to be transferred to a less secure position did not constitute adverse action as the new role was better for his mental health and the employer's decision was based on his competence, qualifications, tenure and a business downturn, a court has found.

Company ordered to pay $1.3 in damages for bullying, harassment

A construction company - which came to the attention of the Heydon Royal Commission for paying AWU membership fees on behalf of employees, even if they were not members - has been ordered to pay $1.3 million in damages after admitting it failed to prevent a female labourer being s-xually harassed and bullied by her workmates.