Threatening and intimidating behaviour – Grounds for dismissal?

There are a number of obligations on employers to provide a safe workplace free from behaviour that is classified as violent, threatening or intimidating. While violence is easy to identify and should result in immediate termination, intimidating or threatening conduct is often less clear, poorly handled, and goes unreported due to fears of worsening the situation or because of an established workplace hierarchy. It is important employers are aware repeated intimidating and threatening behaviour can constitute workplace bullying and harassment. While this behaviour is not always as overt as some of the signs of classic workplace bullying or harassment, it is important for employers to recogn

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