Intimidating behavior examples
This Act amends the offence of stalking and harassment to cover “serious bullying as a crime” – (it was the first time a law was passed for the specific purpose of criminalising bullying in Australia).
The new law includes: Bullying could be unlawful under state and federal anti-discrimination legislation where the bullying is linked to or based on the following attributes covered by legislation.
The Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action will provide assistance with unfair treatment reporting sexual harassment or civil rights discrimination.
If left unaddressed, disruptive behavior typically continues to escalate, resulting in negative consequences for the individual as well as others.
Examples include yelling, using profanity, waving arms or fists, verbally abusing others, and refusing reasonable requests for identification.
The department head should emphasize (a) the inappropriateness of the conduct and (b) the possible consequences, including formal corrective action, if the disruptive behavior is repeated.
If the circumstances warrant the issuance of a formal written counseling memorandum, guidelines to do so are found on the Labor Relations' Website.
Victims of domestic violence desperately want the abuse to end, and engage in various survival strategies, including calling the police or seeking help from family members to protect themselves and their children. Some assume that individuals with adequate self-esteem would not “allow” themselves to be abused by intimate partners or spouses.