Bullying is a safety matter

Workplace bullying is a risk to work health and safety because it may affect the mental and physical health of individuals. Effects may include:

  • distress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression
  • physical illness: headaches, fatigue, digestive problems
  • negative impact on work performance, concentration, ability to make decisions
  • deteriorating relationships with colleagues, family, friends

It can damage the reputation of your business and lead to:

  • high staff turnover, associated recruitment / training costs
  • increased absenteeism
  • lost productivity
  • costs for counselling, mediation and support
  • costs for workers compensation claims or legal action