WORKPLACE bullying is completely unacceptable and victims should not be afraid to ask for help, Workplace Relations Minister David O’Byrne said yesterday.
He said the Government took the problem of bullying extremely seriously and urged workers and employers to tackle it together.
Mr O’Byrne’s comments came after a Federal Government inquiry in Hobart on Thursday heard bullying was a growing problem in Tasmanian workplaces.
“Workplace bullying can take many forms, but is never acceptable,” Mr O’Byrne said.
“Every employer has a duty-of-care under Workplace Health and Safety laws including the need to prevent mental health risks like bullying.