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Old 12-08-2017, 04:57 PM
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On a completely different note.

If you feel you are being horrifically bullied at work, and due to your visa status you feel like you have zero options in terms of being able to take action on this, and all the requests you have made have been flat denied even though you have shown proven evidence of workplace bullying and harrasment.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD REPORT THIS! Report it to your union, report it to worksafe report it to immi, report it to ACA and today tonight even. This is not cool.

Make sure you have documented evidence (emails, letters) that you have reported the bullying and that no action has been taken.

The "we employed you for this specific role" is a cop out. Yeah they employed you for it, no where in your contract did it state you were employed to be a human punching bag.

You are covered under the exact same laws as Permanent residents and citizens. Your workplace not taking appropriate action to prevent the bullying and harrassment from occuring is against the law. You should not have to and do not have to put up with it. Your employer is required to provide you with a safe working environment, and if they are not able to do so, they need to make the necessary changes to make sure it is.

Also, pull your sick leave, you CAN take sickleave because of stress, you can go to your doctor and explain the situation and they will give you a med cert for more than one day. They cannot question you why you are on sick leave so long as you produce the document.

They can organise return to work meetings when you go back, in which if you feel comfortable bringing it up again explaining what would help you be able to attend work at full capacity again.

I'm very sorry you feel backed into a wall, this is disgusting abhorent behaviour on the part of both your employer, and the bully.

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Old 12-08-2017, 11:12 PM
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What you have said is true "TheFluff" however the OP needs to get his ducks in a row before taking theses steps .
Anything in writing ( emails etc.) Is gold as it can't be easily disputed, as are any independent witnesses.
What the OP hasn't mentioned is what form the bullying is taking and certainly has made no mention of any physical violence.
Saying you are being bullied is one thing , trying to prove it is a lot harder.
Not liking the work you are given, being told to stop talking or using your private phone, being reprimanded for being absent or tardy, don't amount to bullying UNLESS others are doing it and not receiving the same treatment.
Maybe the OP can give us some examples of the bullying , and what type of work he does which would make things a bit clearer.
I know all this as I have had first hand experience and I can tell you the process is not something I would wish to do again in a hurry.


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Old 12-09-2017, 12:23 AM
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What you have said is true "TheFluff" however the OP needs to get his ducks in a row before taking theses steps .
Sound advice from AussieSteve, as per usual. Before you do anything, make sure you are well informed about potential consequences. Also make sure you are very clear about your visa options in case your employment ceases for whatever reason.

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