New Zealand Harassment and Bullying Prevention for Non-Managers

  • 4 topics | 16m 59s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
All employees should feel safe at work, secure in the knowledge that they will be treated fairly and with respect. But, unfortunately, cases of harassment and bullying in the workplace are far too common. So it's important to know what protections employees have under the law and learn about organisational policies and procedures designed to protect employees from these types of unlawful behaviours. This course equips employees to identify what harassment and bullying involve and recognise examples of these behaviours. The course outlines New Zealand laws that prohibit harassment and bullying in the workplace, and covers the general legal principles underlying these laws. The course also provides guidelines for responding to workplace harassment and bullying that employees witness or experience personally. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by DLA Piper New Zealand. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with legal statutes or statutory instruments. DLA Piper New Zealand accepts no responsibility for their contents and the reliance on the contents is prohibited and at the user’s risk. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, a solicitor-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.


  • recognise instances of harassment, bullying and victimisation in the workplace
  • identify the legal principles that protect employees from workplace harassment and bullying
  • respond appropriately to harassment or bullying in the workplace
  • recognise employees' role in preventing and responding to bullying and harassment


  • Identifying Harassment, Bullying and Victimisation
  • Understanding Employees' Legal Protections
  • Responding to Harassment or Bullying at Work
  • Exercise: Preventing Unlawful Behaviours at Work