Bullying and Reasonable Management Action
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Bullying and Reasonable Management Action

The majority (72.2%) of all the antibullying applications to the Fair Work Commission in the first 3 months of 2014 were about bullying by Managers.

Such a high percentage does highlight the need to ensure that Managers are well informed and trained about workplace bullying.

For example Managers, need to know that “reasonable management action carried out in a reasonable manner” is not bullying (section 789FD of the Fair Work Act 2009).

But what does “reasonable management action carried out in a reasonable manner” mean? The Fair Work Commission bullying decision on the 13th of May in the case Ms SB (2014) FWC 2104, provides some guidance that clarifies this area.

The key points considered in the judgement made by Fair Work Commissioner Hampton were;

Repeated Unreasonable Behaviour

Reasonable Management Action

The full decision of Commissioner Hampton is available from the Fair Work

Commission website:



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