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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 789FD

When is a worker bullied at work?

             (1)  A worker is bullied at work if:

                     (a)  while the worker is at work in a constitutionally-covered business:

                              (i)  an individual; or

                             (ii)  a group of individuals;

                            repeatedly behaves unreasonably towards the worker, or a group of workers of which the worker is a member; and

                     (b)  that behaviour creates a risk to health and safety.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, subsection (1) does not apply to reasonable management action carried out in a reasonable manner.

             (3)  If a person conducts a business or undertaking (within the meaning of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 ) and either:

                     (a)  the person is:

                              (i)  a constitutional corporation; or

                             (ii)  the Commonwealth; or

                            (iii)  a Commonwealth authority; or

                            (iv)  a body corporate incorporated in a Territory; or

                     (b)  the business or undertaking is conducted principally in a Territory or Commonwealth place;

then the business or undertaking is a constitutionally-covered business .



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