Recognising and Eliminating Bullying in the Workplace’, by the Office of the Employee Ombudsman, South Australia, March 2000
This guide is concerned with workplace bullying and our main interest here is in how to stop it. This means that we will be considering such matters as the reasons why some people in positions of power bully others and others do not and what needs to be done in order to take power away from those who misuse it. As will become clear in this guide, the whole issue of workplace bullying is concerned with power, depowering the bully and empowering the victim to resist him or her.
This guide aims to show how this can be achieved and, as such, is intended for everyone who may be affected by bullying, no matter in what way. It therefore should be read by employees, those concerned for their welfare such as partners and parents, those responsible for protecting their interests such as union and health and safety representatives, their supervisors and managers and anyone else involved with workers at work.