Local Government June Focus themed FAQs

Bullying shall mean conduct at work where a person or group of people repeatedly act unreasonably towards an employee or group of employees, and that behaviour creates a risk to health and safety.

Reasonable management action carried out in a reasonable manner shall not constitute bullying behaviour.

Where bullying behaviour is alleged, the grievance and dispute procedures of clause 36 will apply.

A worker in NSW can also seek assistance from SafeWork NSW under WH&S Act and Regulations.

SafeWork: 131 050 or www.safework.nsw.gov.au

Unfair treatment must have happened because of:

  • Race or ethno-religion
  • Sex (includes pregnancy, breastfeeding and sexual harassment)
  • Age (includes compulsory retirement)
  • Marital status
  • Actual or presumed Disability (includes HIV/AIDS)
  • Actual or presumed Homosexuality/lesbianism or Transgender status
  • Actual or presumed Carer’s responsibilities (in employment only)

NSW Anti-Discrimination Board deals with complaints of unfair treatment in one of the following situations:

  • At work applying for a job, promotion or to be trained or if you are dismissed or forced to resign

For further information contact the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board:

Phone: (02) 9268 5544
Toll free: 1800 670 812
Website:  www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au