In some cases, we can tell someone to stop bullying a person at work. Find out how the Commission helps stop workplace bullying.
We help resolve issues in 3 ways:
An informal, voluntary and private discussion to help parties resolve issues together.
A discussion with a Commission Member to work out the best way to approach an issue.
A formal legal process conducted by a Member. The Member reviews evidence and, where appropriate, makes a decision. This can include making an order to stop bullying.
We aim to address issues quickly, so workers feel safe and can continue good working relationships.
In most cases, the parties resolve their issues without going to a hearing.
Possible results of a bullying application
In a conciliation or conference, parties may agree on any outcome they feel is right.
If there is a formal hearing, a Member can make any order they consider right to stop the bullying. They can only do this when there is a risk that the bullying will continue. That might include orders that require:
- the people involved to stop the bullying
- compliance with, or review of, the employer's bullying policy
- an employer to give workers information, support and training.
- order any party to pay financial compensation
- order any disciplinary action
- punish parties or terminate someone's employment.