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Bullying & HarassmentAugust 20, 2013
What began as an inquiry into a single incident of workplace bullying at Australian scientific institution CSIRO may spark a full blown investigation. Former Commonwealth ombudsmen Dennis Pearce found in his initial report that there was quite a bit of concern about how matters were being handled within the company, stating specifically that there was a notable lack of empathy and common sense in conduct.
There is talk of a specialised task force making a permanent home within CSIRO, but for now Professor Pearce has issued 34 recommendations to the organisation, including having a more consistent approach across all levels of management.
The CSIRO has even more issues to deal with in regards to Fair Work Act complaints, as a group of ex-employees have formed an allegiance and created an online campaign against their former workplace. They claim during their time with CSIRO they were subject to harassment and unfair practices, sparking even further speculation into the conduct of the organisation.