The Ethicos Workplace Bullying and Harassment Prevention Course (Australia)
This course is for anyone who needs to know about Workplace Bullying and Harassment - from individual Australian employees and managers, to business owners, IR consultants, and HR specialists.
Completion of the course's six Modules will strengthen a learner's ability to recognise and respond to unacceptable conduct in the workplace, based on a knowledge of good management practice, law, and community standards.
How does it Work?
We know that most people learn best by engaging with authentic stories that reflect their experience, and relate to their actual situation.
Building on two decades of experience, Ethicos uses short animated stories which are highly realistic.
As the saying goes: 'a picture is worth a thousand words - and is easier to remember'.
The 'Ethicos Guidance' material cuts through the complexities of laws and interpretation by courts and tribunals, to focus on the key ideas and principles involved.
The course also provides links to external sources of professional advice and assistance, to enable users to get expert help directly if needed.
In summary - we aim to help individuals to stay out of trouble, and employers to stay out of Court.
This 'Workplace Bullying and Harassment Prevention' course consists of six Modules, which can be taken at different times. Each Module will take about 30 minutes to complete the five 'Incidents' which focus on different aspects of workplace bullying and sexual harassment.
At the end of each 'Incident' there is a Quiz: the learner is asked to respond to two multiple-choice questions. Learners may review their answers, and repeat the Module as desired.
An explanation of each Incident and the answers to the Quiz is provided to learners as 'Ethicos Guidance'.
There are also links to further examples of unacceptable behaviour and ‘reasonable management action’, as well as legal definitions, commentaries, and further information.
There are also links to additional resources for use in Training, Policy Development, and Integrity Assurance on the Ethicos website: www.ethicos.net
Valuable Learning Outcomes
When learners complete the six Modules in this course they will be prepared to:
- recognise a wide range of workplace bullying and harassment conduct
- know where to find supporting resources for good decision-making
- respond appropriately to situations where there is evidence of bullying and harassment
- support people who are targets or victims of bullying or harassment.
Real Benefits for Business
All Australian employers are required by law to provide a safe workplace, free from violence or threat of violence. Significant penalties potentially await those employers who fail to do so.
Organisations whose learners complete this Ethicos course will benefit from the ability of their people to contribute to a positive 'Speak-up Culture'.
Employers could also benefit directly, where learners complete the course and are able to contribute to better workplace practices, such as -
- reduced risk of bullying and harassment incidents
- reduced risk of failure to comply with legal obligations
- reduced failure to address misconduct effectively
- reduced investigations of workplace incidents
- reduced risk of Vicarious Liability penalties
- reduced risk of Whistleblower retaliation
- reduced turnover of staff and lost productivity and
- improved reputation as a 'good employer'
SOURCES OF SPECIALIST ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE
Note: This Ethicos course is not intended to be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice or other specialist help relevant to your specific circumstances.
The information in this Course is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or organisation.
For direct access to the Workplace Bullying and Harassment Prevention scenarios and guidance materials without accessing the Course, please go to the Ethicos Group's related 'Overview' in this library.
Contacting the authors of this Course
If you have found this course helpful, or you would like to know more, please contact The Ethicos Group by email at [email protected]
Overview: The competent and hardworking Dr Chen loses his job
Overview: Back from Maternity Leave, Carmel finds she has been replaced
Overview: Personal attacks and a conflict of interests undermine a good manager
Overview: Five classic examples of prohibited Sexual Harassment in the workplace
Overview: James tries to manage Rachel, who gets bad advice, and accuses him of Bullying. HR goes for mediation.