Australian Employment Law Solicitors
Australian Employment Claims

Bullying at Work Claims - Solicitors Compensation


This problem is one that has shown a significant rise in reporting over recent years which is probably due to a number of significant cases that have brought it into the open together with associated publicity showing that it is possible for victims to claim substantial compensation for bullying at work There is no national statutory definition of workplace bullying and there is no specific national legislation however it has four essential components as follows :-

  • arising from a conflict at work
  • repeated unwanted behaviour
  • inappropriate and often aggressive
  • physical or psychological distress

Unlawful Behaviour

Bullying at work compensation claims solicitors can take legal action for a wide range of unacceptable behaviour including :-

  • verbal and/or physical threats
  • misapplied disciplinary procedures
  • misapplied assessment procedures
  • preventing access to promotion, training & overtime
  • impossible deadlines and targets
  • withholding essential information
  • extreme and unjust supervision
  • public humiliation including shouting
  • persistent and unfair criticism
  • inaccurate accusations about quality of work
  • undermining personal responsibility
  • abusive reference to age, sex, race or disability
  • denigrating personal characteristics
  • spreading malicious rumours
  • physical isolation from others

Employers Policy

Bullying at work can be a real problem for employers who may be held liable to pay compensation if the aggrieved victim has not been adequately protected from unlawful behaviour by another employee. Employers will in many cases have a ‘Bullying Policy’ which should be consulted by any employee who has suffered from bullying at work.

Specialist Employment Solicitors

Our specialist employment solicitors deal with compensation claims for bullying at work. In appropriate cases we may be able to deal with the matter using the no win no fee scheme. If you would like legal advice just email our offices, call the helpline or use the contact form.