New Zealand’s Workplace Bullying and Sexual Harassment epidemic

New Zealand’s Workplace Bullying and Sexual Harassment epidemic

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Geoffry Ward started this petition to Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, ACC, and of Immigration and

400,000+ reported bullying and sexual harassment incident in New Zealand every year. Recent personal events have lead me to want change. We need protection from these predators and monsters. 

In light of the recent events within our Government regarding bullying many people from all industries and all walks of life throughout New Zealand have come forward with stories of bullying and sexual harassment that was either ignored or covered up. After deep and thorough research it has been made aware that New Zealand’s Policies and Laws around workplace bullying and sexual harassment are old, outdated, unfair, bias and always side with the employer and bully 99% of the time, which leads to further victimisation. 

Workplace bullying and sexual harassment effects all aspects of a persons life and in New Zealand where safety matters in the workplace - we focus mainly and purely on physical health and safety and physical hazards around us. So for the best interests of all New Zealanders mental well-being should be also as equally important as physical well-being. With one and five New Zealanders each year reporting workplace bullying there truly needs to be something done. And with the alleged bullying going on in government right now, This is the perfect time to start a petition to make a change so that our people and their mental well-being is just as important as their physical. 

It is time for us to adopt the American concept or something similar, where we can hold those directly responsible for their actions because as of right now they are all able to hide behind their employers, corporations, their millionaire lawyers with out consequences, so effectively they can ruin your career and life, health both physical and mental and get away with it. 

We the people of New Zealand must stand up for our basic human rights to be able to go to work and make a living freely without fear of harm being put on us by those who by law are meant to protect us. As The Employment Relations Authority is old, outdated and in bed with the employers and is nothing but a gravey train and a license to make money at the workplace bullying victims’ expense, this entire system needs an overhaul. 

Come on New Zealand. We need a reform. We need change. We need protection. We need signatures. 

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