Bullying

Workplace bullying is repeated, unreasonable or inappropriate behaviour directed towards a worker, or a group of workers. In some cases, workplace bullying can be a risk to health and safety. Some workplace bullying may involve verbal abuse and physical violence. Bullying can also include subtle intimidation, inappropriate comments about personal appearance, constant criticisms, isolation of workers from others and unrealistic, embarrassing or degrading work demands. Workplace bullying can also be carried out via letters, email and text messages. For more information, see our fact sheets Workplace bullying for national system employees and Workplace bullying for state system employees.