Abusive or intimidating behavior in the workplace
It may be related to age, sex, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation, nationality or any personal characteristic of the individual, and may be persistent or an isolated incident.
The key is that the actions or comments are viewed as demeaning and unacceptable to the recipient.
Ill-treatment could build over time until employees dreaded going to work, or found stresses at work were affecting life at home, or had taken leave to escape the workplace.
But the other side of the coin was that some employees alleged that their performance or health was being adversely affected by ill-treatment from their colleagues or managers.
Unreasonable behaviour means behaviour that a reasonable person, having considered the circumstances, would see as unreasonable, including behaviour that is: Single incidents of unreasonable behaviour shouldn’t be ignored as they may be repeated or escalate.
If you are experiencing or witnessing any behaviour that involves violence (e.g.
Bullying may be characterised as offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or misuse of power through means intended to undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the recipient.
Bullying or harassment may be by an individual against an individual (perhaps by someone in a position of authority such as a manager or supervisor) or involve groups of people. Whatever form it takes, it is unwarranted and unwelcome to the individual.