Duty of care

SERIOUS allegations of councillors and staff being bullied have been raised publicly at the Shire of Toodyay.

It was claimed at a council meeting last month that staff resignations and sick leave have caused shire productivity to suffer.

It was also alleged that people were reluctant to raise matters of public concern for fear of being bullied.

All employers are required by law to prevent bullying in the workplace.

The law is less clear if the alleged bullying stems from outside the organisation.

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