Prevention of bullying

Preventing workplace bullying in the WA public sector - A guide for agencies

Proper courtesy, consideration and sensitivity are essential components of a high integrity culture and a public sector which is productive and effective.

The Public Sector Management Act 1994 establishes the core values and behaviours expected of all public sector employees. Bullying is not acceptable behaviour and should not be tolerated in the workplace. It is a breach of the Western Australian public sector Code of Ethics and of occupational safety and health legislation.

The purpose of Preventing workplace bullying in the WA public sector - A guide for agencies is to highlight the impacts of bullying in the workplace and to encourage public sector agencies to ensure they have appropriate systems and processes in place to prevent and deal with it.

Further guidance

Further guidance on processes to manage incidents of bullying in the WA public sector context is found in the Commission’s and the Department of Commerce’s publications referred to in these guidelines.  A full list of resources is also available


Page last updated 6 May 2015