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Workplace Bullying

Many workers in Queensland will presume that they have no legal recourse if they are harassed or bullied in the workplace, because they are not technically an employee. This is not the case; there are various laws which cover workplace bullying in Queensland which are directed not only toward employees but also to contractors, apprentices, volunteers, and people working on a commission-only basis.

All workers subjected to workplace bullying in Queensland must firstly take steps to resolve grievances internally, before considering legal action against an employer.

In Queensland, there are various laws which cover workplace bullying which are directed not only toward employees but also to contractors, apprentices, volunteers, and people working on a commission-only basis.
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Michelle Makela

Michelle Makela is one of our Legal Practice Directors and the National Practice Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Master’s in Criminology. Michelle has had a varied career, working in commercial litigation, criminal law, family law and estate planning. Michelle joined Go To Court Lawyers in 2011. She now supervises a team of over 80 solicitors across Australia.

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