Workplace bullying: employers' obligations in negligence and contract

Penelope Watson

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Bullying in the workplace is a significant health, safety and human resources issue, having been identified as ‘one of the key causes of workplace stress’, the largest single component of WorkCover costs’ in some industries, and a significant contributor to absenteeism, staff turnover, poor morale, and productivity losses generally. In recent years it has also become a significant legal issue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-9
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • employment discrimination
  • occupational health
  • negligence
  • employers liability
  • contracts


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