Following the definition of workplace bullying suggested by the parliamentary inquiry, Eric Abetz, the ShadowWorkplace Relations Minister, has claimed that trivial acts, such as eye rolling, may potentially qualify as bullying.
Staff/ex-staff and students/ex-students of the University of Newcastle reported bullying behaviours such as
- removal of areas of responsibility
- opinions and views ignored
- treated unfairly compared to others
- being humiliated, undervalued or ridiculed
- exclusion and ostracism.
Eight (8) individuals had experienced actual physical violence and 12 had suffered an injury as a result of violence.
Not quite the same as eye rolling.