Workplace bullying is a serious issue in workplaces across Australia and is the main factor for anxiety, depression and suicide.
Workplace bullying can affect people in a number of ways:
- distress, anxiety, panic attacks or sleep disturbance
- physical illness, such as muscular tension, headaches and digestive problems
- reduced work performance
- loss of self-esteem and feelings of isolation
- deteriorating relationships with colleagues, family and friends
- increased risk of suicide
It is estimated to cost Australian organisations between $6 billion and $36 billion a year.
What is workplace bullying?
Workplace bullying is verbal, physical, social or psychological abuse by your employer (or manager), another person or group of people at work.
Workplace bullying can happen in any type of any type of role in the workplace, from offices to shops, cafes, restaurants, bar, community groups and government organisations.
Workplace bullying can happen to volunteers, work experience students, interns, and apprentices, casual and permanent employees.
Some types of workplace bullying are criminal offences.
Workplace bullying can take lots of different forms, from verbal or physical abuse through to online harassment. In some cases, workplace bullying extends beyond the working environment – for example, through emails or texts sent outside work hours.
Workplace bullying is repeated and unreasonable behaviour directed towards an employee or group of employees, that creates a risk to health and safety. In this context, we’re talking about the effect bullying has on someone’s mental health.
Psychological injury through workplace bullying is a growing concern Walker Law Group Accredited Personal Injury Lawyers are seeing more clients and successfully winning compensation payouts due to our clients suffering psychological injuries in the workplace.
If you are a victim of workplace bullying you may be entitled to compensation. Talk to our Sydney Workcover Lawyers 1300 363 013.
So what are your rights and what do you do next? Call us – 1300 363 013.
Waker Law Group are approved by WIRO, we make sure injured workers have access to our expert legal representation, Walker Law Group practice regularly in workers compensation matters. We work with WIRO to help with grants of legal assistance or disputes that cannot be solved. A grant will be provided if there is an arguable chance of success.
Our principal, Steve Walker, is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury law and has acted for individuals against giant insurance companies for the past decade. He has run over 6300 successful insurance claims, which translate, into $486 million for his clients. He is a lawyer that is passionate and knows how to stand up and fight insurance companies. He knows the ins and outs of the workers compensation scheme because he deals with it every day. He knows the insurance companies and the tactics they use to minimise compensation payouts because he used to work for them. And he puts this knowledge to the best possible use, maximising client’s compensation payouts.
We will listen to you and advise you on the next steps. “Results Not Talk”
If you are a victim of workplace bullying contact Sydney’s Leading Workers Compensation Lawyers today 1300 363 0130