Business admin students organise conference to teach people how harmful workplace bullying can be.

Bullying in the Workplace Conference

On October 23, Diploma of Business Administration students, in partnership with 13 CABS ran a conference on the all-important topic of Bullying in the Workplace.

There were a range of speakers on the day that taught delegates about all aspects of work place bullying.

Pam Younes from Holmesglen's HR Department spoke to delegates about what exactly workplace bullying is and how to identify it. Legal and Justice Educator at RMIT and a former Federal Police Agent, Bradley Deacon covered off the relatively new topic of cyber bullying and the serious consequences it has.

Attendees also heard from Damien and Rae Panlock whose daughter Brodie committed suicide after being bullied in the workplace. They have now established "Brodie's Law" which makes bullying a criminal offence and carries penalties of up to 10 years imprisonment and fines in excess of $100,000.

During the conference Mathew Weigell Transport and Logistics of 13CABS presented them with a $500 donation towards the Brodie's Law Foundation.

Mathew further presented six students with 13CAB vouchers as door prizes and Delegates went away with 13CABS bags filled with interesting information on workplace bullying and other goodies.

Thanks to 13 CABS , the guest speakers and all the Holmesglen staff and students for your involvement in such a worthy cause.

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