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If you have been bullied, harassed, or treated differently because you have raised or complained about discrimination in the workplace you may be able to bring a further claim for victimization.

"The Worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized- and never knowing" David Visconti.

Ring today for confidential advice, you do not have suffer discrimination and have a employer ruin your life

You do not have to be treated like a second class citizen in the workplace. You have rights in the various tribunal systems for compensation, an apology or counseling assistance if required.

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These timlines are strictly enforced, if you have a legimate reason for being outside these timelines you may still be able to lodge a claim, call us to discuss your situation.

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Is your child a victim of school violence, discrimination or bullying?

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School bullying has increased dramatically in the last decade. School violence and bullying has fast become a heated topic for discussion, with the state governments and other professional organisation’s launching special task forces with a mission to raise awareness, devise and implement proactive measures in order to combat and eliminate harassment in our places of employment. In my opinion, this has not come quickly enough, or effective with many school children being subject to bullying and in many cases discrimination, whether in a passive or a directly confrontational way without recourse. So what is bullying?

Bullying has been defined as:
... continued and deliberate unfair, unjust or abusive treatment of an individual at school by one or more students, supervisors, teachers or parents.

Is your child's school a toxic environment?
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Does your child's school have a high staff or student turnover rate?
Is there a high percentage of student absenteeism?
Are student morale levels low?
Are productivity and performance levels low?

    Does your child's school?

  • blame others for errors
  • raising false concerns about or criticising the work of others
  • making unreasonable demands
  • yelling and screaming threats, insults, or put-downs
  • inconsistent enforcement of arbitrary rules
  • social exclusion.
If your child is a victim of School Bullying don’t put up with it. Report it immediately.

While bullying should not be tolerated and reported to the senior school management immediately there are a number of strategies you can follow in order to address certain situations, before they escalate out of control.

Don’t become defensive or respond in kind by yelling abuse back in return to the bullying. This will only add fuel to the fire and allow the abuser to see that they have successfully manipulated your child into becoming upset. (if you make a claim to the Equal Opportuntiy Commssion, you have to be careful they don't blame you for being the perpetrator of the allegation)

Record each and every event so that you have documented proof of each of the occurrences. [Keep this record at home.]

Assess and evaluate your child's school culture to see whether these type of bullying tactics are accepted or whether this is just an isolated incident. This is important from the prepspectve of discrimination, have your child been singled out because your race or disability etc? (check discrimination and harassment page for a full list of the grounds), If bullying is rife within the institution you may wish to re-evaluate your desire for you child to attend such an institution.

Look after your child both physically and emotionally. Perhaps talk about this with someone outside your school community. Use your support network: friends and family may be able to provide assistance. Approach your school's HR department or the Department of Education, a Supervisor or Manager and request support and assistance in dealing with this situation. [They should do all in their power to stop the harassment / bullying]. If all else fails, consult an advocate who specializes in school bullying Issues. (we offer free, understanding advice)

Seek support from a Doctor, Therapist or Counselor.

In many instances it may be appropriate to lodge a claim, our experience is that claims are notoriously difficult to get accepted for bullying. It is important to consult your doctor.

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Some Statistics for workplace bullying:

# 21% or 1 in 5 workers are bullied.
# 81% of bullies are bosses.
# 41% of bullied individuals were diagnosed with depression.
# Over 80% of workplace bullying reported health effects such as severe anxiety, lost concentration and sleeplessness.
# 31% of female and 21% of males subjected to workplace bullying are victims of post traumatic stress disorder..
# 82% of bullied individuals lost their jobs (44% unfairly dismissed, 38% foreced to reign, constructive dismissal).
# In 51% of cases Human Resources did nothing to help the victim despite request

Workplace bullying costs Employers, Employees, and Work cover authorities billions of dollars a year. Workplace bullying is stupid, it cost Employers a lot of money, many don't care. For many profits come first.

TYPES OF BULLYING

  • Administrative bullying
  • Humiliation -Mental Anguish
  • Unlawful dismissal
  • Discrimination by harassment
  • Racial
  • Gender
  • Sexual
  • Victimisation
Losses
  • Breakdown of business profitability
  • Breakdown of efficiency
  • Breakdown of income
  • Breakdown of self esteem
  • Breakdown of family and relationships
  • Breakdown of finances
  • Bankruptcy
  • Raising of insurance and workers compensation premiums
Illness Description
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of confidence
  • Suicide
  • Loss of creativity
  • Drug addiction/alcoholism

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