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Poor organisational justice

For: Employers and managers Information seekers

Poor organisational justice which involves a lack of procedural justice, informational fairness, or interpersonal fairness can create a psychosocial workplace hazard.

What is poor organisational justice?

Poor organisational justice may include:

  • failing to treat workers’ information sensitively or maintain their privacy
  • policies or procedures that are unfair, biased or applied inconsistently
  • penalising workers for things outside their control
  • failing to recognise or accommodate the reasonable needs of workers
  • discriminating against particular groups or not applying policies fairly to some groups
  • failing to appropriately address (actual or alleged) underperformance, inappropriate or harmful behaviour, or misconduct
  • allocating work, shifts and opportunities in a discriminatory or unfair way
  • no or inadequate processes for making decisions affecting workers.

Poor organisational justice has been identified as a hazard in the Model Code of Practice: Managing psychosocial hazards at work.

This guidance will help you meet your obligation under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011.

Training on psychological health and safety

Training on mentally healthy workplaces

We provide training through our learning management system called Comcare LMS.

To access our training, you first need to create an account in Comcare LMS (see the steps to create an account). Then, select the training item that you are interested in and login with your email and password.

For more information about the training we offer, see Training and learning.

Page last reviewed: 18 August 2022

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Date printed 02 Mar 2024