COVID 19 Workplace Bullying

COVID 19 Workplace Bullying – It is important for employers and HR departments to be ready in case of bullying and/or discrimination complaints related to the Corona virus outbreak. It is obvious that anything to do with the virus is highly newsworthy especially on social media.

If complaints of bullying and/or discrimination complaints related to the virus, it’s origins or people have have tested positive are received it is important for employers and HR departments to react quickly and take action to investigate the complaints.  Failure to take action could result in a lot of immediate adverse publicity in the first instance and a potential for legal action down the track.

We have already seen examples of online bullying and discrimination occurring.

As an employer or HR professional you must decide quickly on your course of action and ask these questions;
1. Do we have a suitably experienced person to conduct the investigation?
2. Are we able to conduct the investigation in a timely manner, do we have the time?
3. Can we conduct an investigation in an open minded and unbiased manner?
4. Can we take the risk of not getting it right the first time every time?

If the answer to ANY or all of these questions is NO, AWPTI can help, we are ready and able to assist you and take the stress of investigating workplace complaints from you.  You can contact us now at or contact Phil O’Brien direct on 0409 078 322

AWPTI has the ability to interview complainants, witnesses and respondents remotely if they are self isolating to ensure that investigations are conducted in the most timely and efficient manner.

Now mat also be a very good time to ensure that you workplace behavioural polices are up to date and compliant, if not AWPTI can assist with this as well –

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