Follow the leader

Stefanie Garber

Regulatory bodies set the standard for other organisations in their industry. In relation to workplace bullying, however, that standard may best be described as “do as I say, not as I do.”

Several Australian regulatory bodies have faced bullying accusations in the past three years. A July 2013 report by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission found WorkCover New South Wales guilty of bullying a senior executive, Wayne Butler, out of his job. Butler was subjected to an internal investigation by WorkCover over alleged misconduct. The Commission found that the investigation’s practices were “deplorable” and &ld...

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Published 04 August, 2013 | Updated 27 August, 2013