Bullying – when does Worksafe New Zealand intervene and how does that intersect with employment law obligations?
Thursday, May 4, 2023
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.