" Linda Scott, registered psychologist and General Manager of Safety Consultants Australia, said it’s not enough for organisations to simply deal with individual cases of bullying and harassment. “While it is very important to manage these complaints professionally and compassionately, organisations need to start addressing some of the causes,” Scott said.
Scott has also presented her message regarding bullying in the workplace on ABC TV - see here.
Some of the other findings from Safework Australia include:
- Levels of bullying are at 6.8% – substantially higher than international rates
- Nearly 42% of males report that they have been sworn at or yelled at in the workplace
- Over 20% of workers have been humiliated in front of others and almost 20% have experienced discomfort due to sexual humour
- Some 6.9% of women experience unwanted sexual advances and 14.8% of females in this sample experience unfair treatment due to gender.