Board members who bully

From Wikimedia Commons

From Wikimedia Commons

A recent article by lawyers Clayton Utz reports that Directors are "workers" when it comes to anti-bullying laws, and can get anti-bullying orders from the Fair Work Commission.

You would expect that the Board room is the place for robust discussion, and even forceful opinions, but it is not immune from bullying behaviour, and board members are protected by labour laws to guarantee them a safe workplace, even if it's not a traditional workplace.

Read the Clayton Utz article here and their report on the Fair Work Commission decision.

https://www.claytonutz.com/knowledge/2017/may/bullying-at-the-boardroom-table-can-now-go-to-the-fair-work-commission