Bullying and harassment
Every person has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to work and study in a safe, harassment-free environment.
We monitor staff perceptions about bullying and harassment through the Your Voice Survey. We're committed to preventing and eliminating bullying and harassment in University-related activities, both on and off campus.
The information below is designed to help staff and managers recognise and manage bullying and harassment in the workplace.
Preventing Workplace Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination staff seminars
Charles Sturt is committed to providing a safe, respectful and inclusive workplace, and to preventing and responding to workplace harassment and disrespectful behaviour. Staff are invited to participate in a seminar on Preventing Workplace Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination.
Facilitated by Brett Sanders, a respected communicator in the field of workplace harassment, bullying and discrimination, the sessions will:
- focus on challenging cultural and environmental behaviour that is unacceptable
- increase knowledge of:
- what constitutes bullying and harassment in the workplace using real scenarios
- typical examples of ‘unintentional harassment’
- the processes available to staff in reporting inappropriate behaviour.
12:00pm – 1:30pm Tuesday 22 August 2023
Duty of care
Everyone in the workplace has a duty of care, under Work Health and Safety legislation, to make sure workplace bullying and harassment do not occur.
The employer has the primary duty of care to make sure staff and students are not exposed to harm in work and study environments. This means making sure that risks to health and safety are minimised or eliminated where possible.
Find answers to frequently asked questions and general resources, including policies, video clips, training programs and posters, on bullying and harassment.
Find answers to frequently asked questions and resources to help managers deal appropriately with bullying and harassment in the workplace.
The Respect@Work website has a comprehensive set of resources to support individuals and organisations to help understand, prevent and address workplace sexual harassment.
Warning this website discusses sexual harassment and may be distressing to some people.
Find answers to frequently asked questions and resources to help someone who is the target of bullying or harassment.
Find answers to frequently asked questions and resources for people who witness bullying or harassment.
Being accused of bullying
Find answers to frequently asked questions and resources to help people who have been accused of bullying or harassment.
Frequently asked questions
Find answers to specific questions about bullying.
Find contact details for staff and students seeking information or assistance in relation to bullying and harassment.