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Any form of workplace harassment, bullying or sexual harassment is unacceptable and will not be tolerated under any circumstance by the business.
This policy has been developed to ensure that employees are:
Workplace Harassment or Bullying
Workplace harassment is sometimes called bullying, but they are one in the same thing. Workplace harassment is when someone repeatedly does or says something to you that:
Sexual Harassment is considered to be conduct of a sexual nature:
‘Reasonable Person’ is a phrase frequently used in law to denote a hypothetical person in society who exercises average care, skill, and judgment in conduct and who serves as a comparative standard for determining liability.
Reasonable Management Action
Reasonable management action is action taken in a reasonable way by the person’s employer in connection with the persons employment, which include but are not limited to:
Managers and Supervisors:
All employees are required to:
Workplace Harassment and Bullying
It is not considered workplace harassment or bullying when someone does or says something to you:
What are some of the behaviours?
Behaviours that may be part of workplace harassment include, but are not limited to, where the behaviour is repeated or occurs as part of a pattern of behaviour:
It is not considered sexual harassment if the conduct is of a sexual nature is between two consenting adults. However, it is considered sexual harassment if the conduct of a sexual nature includes but is not limited to:
Who could harass you?
You can be harassed by your employer, co-worker, group of co-workers, a subordinate, client/customer or member of the public.
BG Brisbane is committed to handling all complaints promptly, professionally and confidentially.
An employee who is being harassed should contact their direct supervisor or Andrea in HR. Allegations of harassment or bullying will be treated in the strictness of confidence and will be promptly investigated. If allegations are proven, then appropriate warnings and disciplinary action will be taken against the harasser. Disciplinary action may include dismissal. You will not be victimised or treated unfairly for making a complaint. If you are not satisfied with the way that B G Brisbane has dealt with your complaint you can seek further advice from the Department of Industrial Relations by calling 1300 369 945.
An anonymous grievance box is located in the C Block Staff room for any employee to submit a complaint, concern or any other issue they would like to raise anonymously regarding their employment. Their will be no judgement or repercussions in utilising this anonymous box and it will be regularly checked throughout the year. Issues that have been raised will be addressed with in a timely manner, however we do wish to make a point that this box is for serious matters only and we hope that you respect that when submitting your concerns. This box is only if you wish to report your issues anonymously please feel free to openly discuss and approach any business owners or senior staff at any time if you have a concern with your employment, especially if it is impacting your health and wellbeing.