Policies & Procedures

Management and Prevention of Workplace Bullying and Harassment

The Western Health policy P-­EP2 Employee Support and Workplace Relations states that Western Health is committed to ensuring all employees are well supported and that fair and acceptable workplace relations practices are in place.

In support of this policy, this procedure outlines the processes to be followed in regards to all matters
related to the management and prevention of workplace bullying and harassment at Western Health
including:

  • Providing Western Health employees who believe they may have been bullied, harassed, sexually harassed or victimised with a procedure for addressing the behaviour; and
  • Outlining Western Health’s commitment to fostering an environment that is free of bullying, harassment, sexual harassment and victimisation consistent with our organisational values and legislative requirement.
  • Where complaints are made or conduct identified, Western Health is committed to undertake a fair and transparent process of investigation that includes maintaining confidentiality for all parties.

Code of Conduct

All public sector agencies in Victoria are bound by the Code of Conduct for Victorian Public Sector Employees, which is published by the Public Sector Standards Commissioner. The Health Services Act 1988 requires the board of each public health service, in cluding Western Health, to adopt a code of conduct for employees. It is based on the public sector values contained in the Public Administration Act 2004 and the Code of Conduct for Victorian Public Sector Employees and is binding on all Western Health employees.