Preventing and responding to bullying at work - a facilitated panel discussion with Steph Dhyberg and Julie Williamson

05/11/2019 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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The Employment Relations Act sets out the consequences for failing to deal with bullying and harassment.

With the increasing focus on health, bullying has been recognized by WorkSafe as a cause of psychological harm to workers.

Most people in the H&S field are not equipped to deal with this. Usually they are generalists whose primary focus is the organisation’s health and safety management system and the potential physical risks to workers.

It is important that as health and safeyt professionals, we know how to navigate between the different legislation to provide the right advice and support to the organization we work for.

NZISM Wellington Branch Committee have invited Steph Dhyrberg, Partner at Dhyrberg Drayton Employment Law, and Julie Williamson, Principal Advisor System Strategies at WorkSafe, to lead a panel discussion on this topic.

It is anticipated that we will explore and develop practical guidance on how to deal and resolve issues that arise out of bullying allegations. In addition, you should expect to leave the discussion with some realistic strategies in how to deal with this very important issue in your day to day work.

To ensure time is well managed on the day, members will be surveyed by separate email for questions they would like to ask Steph and Julie. These will be collated into topic headings, summarized for the panel and shared with members prior to the meeting.

This is a CPD event for NZISM Wellington Branch members and you should allow up to 2 hours for the event. Held at the National Library, 70 Molesworth Street, Wellington, doors will open at 12 noon for a 12.15pm start. We plan to finish by 1.30pm, but please allow extra time as this is an important topic. Members are welcome to bring a guest.

A light lunch, tea and coffee will be available. Please rsvp to this special event by 5.00pm on Friday 1 November 2019, using the eventbrite link.

S Dyhrberg - Bio.pdf

Julie Williamson Bio October 2019-1.pdf


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