Workplace bullying costs millions

From the New Zealand Herald, 13 Oct 2012

A code of practice, not guidelines, is the best way to deal with abuse around the office.

Workplace bullying is costing Kiwi businesses tens of millions of dollars and pressure is being put on the Government to address the problem with “more teeth”.

Professor Tim Bentley of AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute says while the Department of Labour is writing guidelines to deal with the problem, its Australian equivalent is implementing a stronger code of practice. Some Australian states outlaw workplace bullying…

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