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)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Natural justice - does it exist for people at the University of Newcastle who have been harassed, bullied, victimised and ostracised because of their ethically-based actions?

"The rules or principles of natural justice, also known as procedural fairness, have developed to ensure that decision-making is fair and reasonable.
Put simply, natural justice involves 
-  decision-makers informing people of the case against them or their interests, 
-  giving them a right to be heard (the ‘hearing’ rule), 
-  not having a personal interest in the outcome (the rule against ‘bias’), and 
-  acting only on the basis of logically probative evidence (the ‘no evidence’ rule)." (NSW Ombudsman).

1 comment:

  1. The bully always ends up losing because they have to win at all costs. They forget that people have feelings or that they need to be conceded to occasionally if their precious loyalty is to continue.

    Yet a bully must enjoy their time in the sun while it lasts. It never lasts.

    A person who treats others like objects will eventually become the object that other people will deem fit only for using. They become the unwitting victim of another bully.

    This is why it doesn't pay to be a bully. No money or accreditation will save you from another bully. Only if you act according to your conscience can you ever hope to see real justice or humanity.

    If you are a moral person and you get bullied you come back even stronger, I certainly did.

    A bully is a weak person. Sure they are good at defending themselves but they fear rejection.

    Walking calmly away from one destroys their ambition to hurt you. They will ask questions and make a claim for sympathy (they always do) yet they only do it to make sure they can still abuse you later on.

    Don't listen to a bully, just walk away. They have already dug their own grave, just let them lie in it.