MADS is committed to providing all employees with a healthy and safe workplace, free from bullying and violence.
Bullying is repeated unreasonable behaviour directed toward an employee, or group of employees, that creates a risk to health and safety. Examples of behaviour that could be bullying include:
- Excluding someone from workplace activities
- Giving someone the majority of unpleasant tasks
- Verbal abuse
- Humiliating someone through sarcasm or insults
Violence and threats at work or work related events by our staff against other people or property will not be tolerated. Examples of acts of violence or threats may include but are not limited to:
- Any act that is physically an assault
- Any threat or behaviour or action that is interpreted by a reasonable person as having the potential:
- To harm or endanger the safety of others,
- To result in an act of aggression, or
- To destroy or damage property
An employee who commits an act of bullying or violence or threatens to commit a violent act towards other persons or property at work or a work-related event, will be subject to disciplinary action. This may include dismissal from employment, exclusive of any other civil remedy or criminal penalty that might be pursued, if appropriate.
It is the responsibility of every employee, supervisor and manager to take any threat or violent or bullying act seriously, and report such acts to the appropriate authorities.
MADS expects all employees to behave in a professional manner and to treat each other with dignity and respect when they are at work or work-related events