Bullying Fact Sheet 05 – Is Bullying Illegal

If you are being bullied at work and have tried to deal with it by using other methods described in these fact sheets, but without success, what other option can you take?

You may decide at this point to look at your legal options to stop the workplace bullying. There are a range of laws that can be applied, depending on the nature and type of bullying.

No Australian law specifically defines workplace bullying. However, there are several laws that make various forms of bullying behaviour unlawful.