Leah McLay


In the past 18 years there has been growing awareness across OECD nations of workplace bullying as a significant health and safety issue and ‘one of the most common causes of psychological injury, workplace related stress, illness and workplace related suicide’.

It is important to assess the suitability of mediation when workplace bullying is alleged. Is mediation appropriate at all given concerns about power imbalance and public interest? If it is appropriate, what specific knowledge and skills does the mediator require? What strategies might the mediator employ?