New fact sheets providing practical steps to support persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) (such as employers) and workers to prevent online abuse in the workplace have been developed by Safe Work Australia and eSafety.
What is online abuse?
Online abuse is behavior that uses technology to threaten, intimidate, bully, harass or humiliate someone.
It can take place on social media, online chat, and messaging services, by telephone (calls and text messages), email or any other technology used at the workplace.
Information for PCBUs and workers
Work health and safety laws require PCBUs to manage health and safety risks of workers and others. This includes managing the risks of online abuse while working.
- Online abuse fact sheet – Information for employers
- Online abuse fact sheet – Information for workers
For more information, go to our Online abuse in the workplace webpage.