Workplace Manslaughter Laws Effective 1 July 2020

Workplace Manslaughter Laws Effective 1 July 2020

As of July 1st, new industrial manslaughter laws have come into effect in Victoria. This means that employers could face criminal charges for deaths that occur in their workplace as a result of employer negligence. If convicted, an individual could face a maximum of...
Fined $116250 – Director and company fined for bullying

Fined $116250 – Director and company fined for bullying

Worksafe Victoria has taken action resulting in a $116250 fine for Director, John Moncrieff, and his security company, Monjon Australia. The fine was metered out in the Broadmeadows Magistrates Court after he pleaded guilty for failing to provide a safe workplace...
R U ok? Day

R U ok? Day

Earlier this week, we started off with World Suicide Prevention Day. Employees who are bullied in the workplace are twice as likely to be considering suicide. Today is RU OK Day. This simple question asks us to consider how we might be able to help someone in trouble...
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day Workplace bullying has been identified as a precursor to suicidal thoughts. In a seven year study of more than 1800 participants, bullied employees were twice as likely to be considering ending their lives compared to those who...
Bullying and fatigue at SA hospitals cost $20 million

Bullying and fatigue at SA hospitals cost $20 million

Do you know how much workplace bullying and mentally unhealthy workplaces is costing your workplace or industry? According to a recent submission to the recent state government inquiry, bullying, harassment and fatigue at South Australian hospitals has cost taxpayers...
Unfair Dismissal Claim After Bullying Complaint

Unfair Dismissal Claim After Bullying Complaint

A former Bunnings department manager has lodged unfair dismissal proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court, claiming he was sacked after he lodged a complaint with the Fair Work Commission about workplace bullying at Bunnings. Read more here.