June 26, 2012 - 2:39pm
Dealing with workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination is the focus for a series of short briefings being run in July by Printing Industries.
The two hour briefings aim to inform printing company owners and key staff about their obligations in dealing with these issues and the strategies they can use to manage them should an incident occur.
Printing Industries’ General Manager Workplace Relations and Legal Services, Charles Watson, said bullying, harassment and discrimination were illegal under a multitude of laws throughout Australia.
“If incidents are allowed to fester in the workplace and not dealt with promptly and appropriately, a company can be in all sorts of pain,” he said.
“The costs to a business of failing to deal with these issues will be in both reputation as well as the bottom line, not to mention the negative impact on the perceptions held by its workforce.
“With these issues now being viewed as workplace health and safety priorities, no business can afford to brush bullying, harassment and discrimination under the carpet.”
Mr Watson said the Printing Industries’ ‘what to do and how to do it’ style briefings would provide a practical approach to dealing pre-emptively with these issues.
Currently scheduled briefings begin in:
The briefings are free to Printing Industries members. Associates $50 per person.
Bookings can be made by contacting your local Printing Industries’ office on 1800 227 425.
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