About this seminar
Bullying and violence in the workplace directly affects a worker’s psychological and physical health, which in turn imposes significant economic and social costs for workers, their family, their organisation and the wider community.
Data from the infographic
- One in three women who claim for a mental disorder stated it involved harassment or bullying
- One in five men who claim for a mental disorder stated it involved harassment or bullying
- Workers who report being sworn or yelled at in the workplace: 37%
- Workers who experienced unfair treatment due to gender: 11%
- Almost 20% of workers say they have experienced discomfort due to sexual humour
- Workers who report being physically assaulted or threatened by patients or clients: 22%
- Mental disorder claims that are caused by harassment, bullying or exposure to violence: 39%
- Mental stress claims as a result from exposure to occupational violence: 15%
- Mental stress claims made by workers aged 20-27 years were from exposure to workplace violence: 26%
- Mental stress claims made by workers under 20 years were from exposure to workplace violence: 31%
Who is this seminar for?
Workplace bullying and violence happens in any industry and this infographic is essential reading for all managers and workers. Sadly, many workers experience bullying and violence as a routine part of their work – police, paramedics, hospital staff, security offices and fire-fighters and workers in the health and aged care sectors.
About the presenters
Safe Work Australia collects data and conducts research into workplace violence, bullying, harassment and work-related mental disorders, and this infographic uses data drawn from the reports listed below.
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