Staff Inductions and workplace bullying

Do you have a suitable induction program at your venue?Queensland Clubs should have a policy addressing workplace bullying and harassment, included in their induction program. Below are some suggested items to include in a workplace bullying policy.

Workplace bullying is the repeated less favourable treatment of a person by another or others in the workplace, which may be considered unreasonable and inappropriate workplace practice.  It includes behaviour that intimidates, offends, degrades, or humiliates a worker, possibly in front of co-workers, clients or customers.

Examples of workplace bullying

  • Yelling or screaming abusive, offensive language, insults, inappropriate comments about a person’s appearance, life or lifestyle, slandering a worker or his/her family

  • Belittling opinions and constant criticism

  • Isolating workers from normal work interaction, training and development or career opportunities

  • Deliberately ignoring staff or co-workers

  • Overwork, unnecessary pressure, impossible deadlines

  • Under-work, creating a feeling of uselessness

  • Undermining work performance, deliberately withholding work-related information or resources, or supplying incorrect information.

  • Unexplained job changes, meaningless tasks, tasks beyond a person’s skills, failure to give credit where due

  • Tampering with a workers personal effects or work equipment

  • Teasing or regularly being made the brunt of pranks/practical jokes

Ensure that you have an effective induction program by including a robust policy on workplace bullying and harassment.

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