Workplace bullying claims on the rise but few are valid

The number of workers in Victoria, Australia claiming to have been bullied at work has skyrocketed, with complaints to WorkSafe Victoria more than doubling to 6000 in the past year. But no action was taken on the vast majority of complaints, as most fell well short of what constitutes workplace bullying under the law. People complained of bullying after being sacked for assaulting a manager, missing out on a pay rise or not being invited to a work party. WorkSafe's executive [...]

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Public Service CEO facing serious misconduct investigation

Katrina Bach - it is a long way to fall from the top if the allegations are proven.Katrina Bach the CEO of the Government Department of Building and Housing is being investigated over allegations of verbal abuse and physical assault towards a junior female staff member of her department. The State Services Commission has confirmed that an independent inquiry had begun after "serious allegations" were made about the conduct of Katrina Bach. It is understood Ms Bach was involved in [...]

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