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Online training helps combat workplace harassment

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A NEW online training program is helping employers combat rising bullying and harassment in the workplace.

Workers’ compensation insurer, CGU , says that unhealthy workplace cultures and leadership behaviours can result in harassment issues that can lead to claims. To address this CGU has developed a range of Industrial Relations (IR) training courses with e3 Learning Solutions.

CGU safety and risk services product manager, Gareth Shepherd, says claims for bullying, discrimination and harassment were on the rise with more than 1000 people reporting incidences and making claims each year.

“Claims can result in employers paying large sums of money, and in some cases they can cost more than $100,000 in damages and legal fees,” Shepherd said.

The new online training courses are designed so businesses and their employees can do crucial training at their own workplace, saving time, costs and helping them meet legal requirements.

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