Bullying – when does Worksafe New Zealand intervene and how does that intersect with employment law obligations?

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Duncan Cotterill, together with Worksafe New Zealand has contributed an article to the first issue of the Lexis Nexis Employment Law Bulletin.

The article looks at how and when Worksafe intervenes when it becomes aware of mental health issues in the workplace. It examines the challenges involved in regulation and intervention, as well as the intersection between employment law and regulatory defence when health and safety concerns arise out of a bullying allegation.

To conclude, the article outlines points for employers to consider in order to reduce the risk of psychosocial harm in the workplace and avoid the risk of prosecution.

You can view the full article here.

The article was written by John Fitzgerald, Manager at Worksafe, Duncan Cotterill Partner Kirsty McDonald and Associate Matt Hutcheson

This article was first published in the LexisNexis Employment Law Bulletin, Issue 1, 2023. Copyright (C) 2023 LexisNexis. All rights reserved.

Disclaimer: the content of this article is general in nature and not intended as a substitute for specific professional advice on any matter and should not be relied upon for that purpose.

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