Review of Anti-bullying Provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009

A review of the anti-bullying provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 is currently underway with a report due for completion in January 2016. The review is investigating the efficiency and effectiveness of the anti-bullying provisions, which allow for workers to make an application to the Fair Work Commission if another individual or group of individuals repeatedly behaves unreasonably towards them at work, and the behaviour creates a risk to health and safety. A research project is being conducted by the Social Research Centre on behalf of the Department. If the Social Research Centre contacts you, we encourage you to participate in the research.

The Department of Employment has commissioned the Social Research Centre (SRC) to interview people who have been engaged with the Fair Work Commission’s anti-bullying arrangements. The Social Research Centre will be speaking with people in order to understand their experiences and hear their opinions of the Commission’s anti-bullying arrangements.

In November/December 2015, the Social Research Centre will invite individuals to participate in these face to face interviews and telephone interviews.

If the Social Research Centre contacts you, we encourage you to participate in the research. The information you provide will help the Department to learn more about the operation of the anti-bullying provisions, and will inform the current review of the provisions as well as future policy design.

Information provided by participants will only be used for research and evaluation purposes. Individuals and organisations who participate will not be identified in any reporting.

For more information regarding this research please contact Ms Kim Sweeney.