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The Ethicos Workplace Bullying and Harassment Overview (Australia)

COURSE
TG
The Ethicos Group
45 mins

The Ethicos Workplace Bullying and Harassment Overview (Australia)

COURSE
TG
The Ethicos Group
45 mins
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Overview

Perhaps you are not sure about how to recognise and respond to workplace bullying or sexual harassment in your workplace? 

This short overview is designed for anyone who needs to know more about this complex topic without enrolling in the more comprehensive Ethicos Workplace Bullying and Harassment Prevention Course itself.

We know that most people learn best by engaging with authentic stories that reflect their experience, and relate to their actual situation.

As the saying goes: 'a picture is worth a thousand words - and is easier to remember'.

The 'Ethicos Guidance' material provided with the course 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.

Course Content

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.

Employers will 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'

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SOURCES OF SPECIALIST ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE

Note: The 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 the course is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or organisation.

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]

Learning
Scenario 1: 'The Downsizing Plan'

Overview:  The competent and hardworking Dr Chen loses his job

Incident 1: Dr Chen’s new manager takes control.video
Ethicos Guidance on Incident 1text
Incident 2: Dr Chen's co-workers are unhappy with him...video
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Incident 3: Dr Chen delivers what he thinks is needed.video
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Incident 4: Dr Chen gets a better offer...video
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Incident 5: ‘Dirty tricks’ cost Dr Chen his job.video
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Scenario 2: 'The Return to Work'

Overview: Back from Maternity Leave, Carmel finds she has been replaced

Incident 1: Carmel’s boss decides that she is “past her use-by date”video
Ethicos Guidance on Incident 1text
Incident 2: The boss assigns Carmel to a new job.video
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Incident 3: Carmel finds she is not part of the work groupvideo
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Incident 4: Clinton questions Carmel's commitment.video
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Incident 5: Carmel's complaint is ignored.video
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Scenario 3: 'The Hidden Agenda'

Overview:  Personal attacks undermine a good manager

Incident 1: Diana finds trouble on her first day back...video
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Incident 2: Diana meets more trouble...video
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Incident 3: Stacey criticises Diana’s appearance.video
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Incident 4: Brad takes sides...video
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Incident 5: Brad and Stacey have a strategy...video
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Scenario 4: 'The Warning'

Overview: A whistleblower exposes workplace racism, bullying, assault, and other matters.

Incident 1: Rushani hears a rumour about her employmentvideo
Ethicos Guidance on Incident 1text
Incident 2: Tony makes a bad call...video
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Incident 3: A resident turns whistleblower...video
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Incident 4: Tony makes a very bad call.video
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Incident 5: Tony offers a deal.video
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Scenario 5: 'The Demand'

Overview:  Five cases of Sexual Harassment in the workplace

Incident 1: The Christmas Party: 'No’ means ‘No!’video
Ethicos Guidance on Incident 1text
Incident 2: The Three Amigos: fear and loathing after hoursvideo
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Incident 3: The Thirty-five Emails: team-building crosses a line...video
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Incident 4: Happy Customers: part of the job.video
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Incident 5: The Wall Calendars: a tradition causes offencevideo
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Scenario 6: 'The Complaint'

Overview: James tries to manage Rachel, and is accused of Bullying

Incident 1: Rachel’s work performance needs to improve.video
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Incident 2: Rachel receives some bad advice.video
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Incident 3: James makes a decision.video
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Incident 4: Rachel makes a formal complaint.video
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Incident 5: James’s manager solves the Rachel problem.video
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