Managing Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

Bullying, harassment and discrimination in the workplace can constitute a significant threat to the health, safety and welfare of employees. It also has the potential to generate wider consequences for employers, including reduced profitability, low morale, increased absenteeism, and staff turnover.

In addition to training all staff on what is considered as appropriate behaviour, it is also important to train your managers in managing inappropriate behaviour, should it arise.

This training course covers:

  • How to avoid and address allegations of bullying or stress claims during the performance management process
  • The benefits of acting during probationary periods
  • When an employer has responsibility for inappropriate behaviour ‘outside’ the traditional workplace
  • What to do if you identify bullying, harassment or discrimination and your role as a manager
  • What disciplinary action is and how to document it
  • Workplace investigations: When and Why?
  • Grounds for termination and defining serious misconduct
  • Unfair dismissal and other legal risks.

Training Course Duration
2.5 hours

Learning Outcomes

It is important that managers and HR professionals have the tools to minimise risk and handle incidents as they arise in their workplace.

After this training course participants should be able to:

  • Identify what constitutes bullying, harassment and discrimination in the workplace
  • Discuss the relevant legislation
  • Explain the impacts of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace
  • Demonstrate how to manage and respond to inappropriate behaviour while managing legal risk
  • Discuss what serious misconduct is and how to manage it while managing the legal risks
  • Discuss when and why a workplace investigation may be necessary and their obligations
  • Explain when and what disciplinary action may be necessary depending on a range of factors
  • Implement proactive measures in your workplace to prevent inappropriate behaviour.

Training Delivery
This training course is developed and delivered by leading workplace lawyers.

We use handouts, case studies and allow time for questions and problem solving to ensure participants gain practical knowledge.


We do not offer this training course as a public offering. If you would like to enquire about running this training in-house for your organisation of a work team, please fill in the private courses form.

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