‘Milestone-setting’ report reveals economic impact of workplace bullying

‘Milestone-setting’ report reveals economic impact of workplace bullying
Women, Māori and members of the rainbow community are more likely to be bullied or harassed at work. (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
Workplace bullying and harassment is conservatively estimated to cost employers $1.5 billion a year, according to a new study by KPMG, published for Friday's Pink Shirt Day.Equal employment opportunities (EEO) commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo called it a “milestone-setting report” that should wake employers up to the need to provide safe and supportive workplaces.The EEO commissioner said failing to address this problem prevented people from progressing in the workplace, affected productivity, and placed a huge fi...

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