He states that "Probably the most telling argument against legislative intervention is definitional". He gives examples of "bullying":-
- "criticism by a superior about work presented"
- "giving of directions or merely disagreeing with the subordinate"
His answer to bullying is to "remove the incentive to create disputation" and
"reset the rules at the workplace so that staff understand that their role is to
facilitate the workplace and not to frustrate managerial prerogative".
According to him, legislation against bullying will "cause absolute mayhem
in the workplace".
We invite Mr Phillips, who states he is a partner at the national law firm
Middletons, to read the three submissions published (see here nos. 8, 25
and 53) about the experiences of three ex-academics from the University
Tell us, Mr Phillips,
- how you would describe the experiences of these three academics ?
- are their experiences merely "in the eye of the beholder"?
- are their experiences merely "subjective"?