2 What isn’t bullying

Reasonable management actions carried out in a reasonable manner do not constitute bullying. Some examples of reasonable management action include:

  • setting reasonable performance goals, standards and deadlines
  • allocating work
  • rostering and allocating working hours
  • failing to select and promote an employee, or informing an employee that their performance is unsatisfactory, in accordance with the Department’s policies
  • taking action in relation to unsatisfactory work performance i.e. disciplinary action, or terminating employment
Chapter 2 of the Workplace Bullying Procedure outlining examples that do not amount to bullying in schools

Reviewed 29 June 2020

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