What to do if something goes wrong at work

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Most of us hope we will get a great job and get along well with everyone we work with. And most of the time we do. But sometimes things can go wrong. It’s important to remember that there are places you can get help if something goes wrong at work.

If you ever feel like you’re in danger at work, you can always call 000 and ask for assistance. If you’re not comfortable contacting the police, that’s ok; there are lots of other places you can get help as well.

Sexual assault is something that unfortunately can happen at the workplace, and it’s never ok. Sexual assault can include physical abuse, but also includes things like inappropriate comments, intimidation, and emotional abuse. It’s never something anyone should have to put up with. If you feel safe to, you can talk to your boss or manager about what’s happened, and they may be able to help. There are also safe and confidential services available if you ever need to talk or need help or advice.

Healthdirect also provides some advice on what you can do if you’ve been sexually assaulted, including your options if you decide to go to the police.

Bullying in the workplace is also something that can happen. Bullying can include things like harassment, intimidation, repeated teasing, or being made to feel uncomfortable. Everyone has the right to go to work without being bullied or harassed. If you feel like you’re being bullied at work, you can try to talk with your boss or manager and they might be able to help. There are also lots of other places you can visit or call to ask for help.

If you feel like your concerns are being ignored and things aren’t getting any better at work, there are other places you can go to take action.

Remember that everyone has the right to feel safe and respected at work. You can always speak out if you feel like something’s wrong at work – it doesn’t matter how old you are, how long you’ve been in the job, or if the harassment is coming from someone in a position of power.

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