Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

We are working to highlight and stop academic workplace bullying at the University of Newcastle, Australia. We are a group of staff and students who have been bullied for speaking out about misconduct.

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“Systemic bullying, hazing and abuse generally are identified with poor, weak or toxic organizational cultures. Cultures that are toxic have stated ethical values that are espoused but not employed, and other non-ethical values which are operational, dominant, but unstated.

Such cultures thrive when good people are silent, silenced, or pushed out; when bad apples are vocal, retained, promoted, and empowered; and when the neutral majority remain silent in order to survive. Those who are most successful in such a toxic culture are those who have adapted to it, or adopted it as their own”. (McKay, Arnold, Fratzl & Thomas, 2008)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

LEGAL action has been filed against leading travel agency Flight Centre

"Maurice Blackburn Lawyers yesterday filed action in the federal court under provisions in the Fair Work Act intended to protect whistleblowers from victimisation. The action was filed on behalf of a former assistant manager of the Student Flights Frankston store in Melbourne, Richard Barnes, who claims he had made several complaints about the "bullying behaviour" of the store manager towards another female employee last year."

"Mr Bornstein said the case demonstrates that bullying can occur in all workplaces at all
levels and reinforces the need for National Workplace Bullying laws.
"At the moment, there is no law that directly addresses workplace bullying and makes it
illegal," he said".

For further details of this case, see article in The Australian and also at Maurice Blackburn's website.

Yet another workplace bullying report!

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