Liberal candidate for Frankston Sean Armistead
What is Bullying?
which may be considered unreasonable and inappropriate in workplace practice.
It includes behaviour that could be expected to intimidate, offend, degrade,
Examples of covert bullying may include:
- deliberate exclusion, isolation or alienation of the employee from normal work interaction, such as intentionally excluding the employee from meetings
- placing unreasonably high work demands on one employee but not on others
- allocation of demeaning jobs or meaningless tasks only
- unreasonably ignoring the employee
- undermining another employee, including encouraging others to "gang up" on the employee
- deliberately withholding information that a person needs to exercise her or his role or entitlements within the University
- repeated refusal of requests for leave or training without adequate explanation and suggestion of alternatives.
- demeaning remarks
- constant unreasonable and unconstructive criticism
Bullying may also have significant social and health costs for individual staff, including loss of
Bullying can also affect others in the workplace in a similar way, even when they are only witnesses to the bullying and are not subject to the bullying themselves.