What to do if you’re being bullied or harassed
If you’re being bullied or harassed, it might be tempting to try and make it go away by ignoring it. Or by avoiding the person involved. This does not always work.
Actions to consider
- Find out if your workplace has policies on bullying and harassment.
- Take notes describing what happened – including when and where it occurred as well as anyone else who was present.
- Advise someone appropriate at your work, for example, your manager. If your workplace has a policy in place, it should outline who else you could speak to.
A number of organisations can help:
Work health and safety regulators can provide advice on raising issues of bullying and harassment at work.
Find out who regulates and enforces work health and safety laws where you live.
If the issue can’t be resolved in the workplace, or if it continues even after you’ve taken action, you can apply for an order to stop the bullying.
Visit the Fair Work Commission website.
If you have experienced assault or fear for your safety, contact the police.
Seek support for your mental health
It can help to talk about what you’re going through.
This could be by contacting an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) if your workplace has one. If you don’t have an EAP, a GP can be a good place to start. We can also help you find other support that’s right for you. This could include talking
to our counsellors.
Learn how to get mental health support