While to date there is no law passed specifically outlawing bullying, bullies can cause legal exposures when they treat people more harshly because of their race, age, sex, disability, etc. As managers, you should understand this rapidly evolving concern.
I want to talk to you about a hot topic item…in human resources and that is bullying.…While we're all familiar…with the schoolyard version of bullying,…it seems plenty of people are engaging in it at work too.…According to the Workplace Bullying Institute,…which is a spearhead for much of the proposed legislation,…workplace bullying is a repeated…health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons,…the targets, by one or more perpetrators.…
It is abuse of conduct that is threatening,…humiliating, or intimidating,…or work interference and sabotage…which prevents work from getting done,…or verbal abuse.…According to the 2014 workplace bullying survey,…27% of Americans have suffered abusive conduct at work.…69% of the time, the bullies are men.…
60% of bully targets are women.…Interestingly, women bullies choose women targets…68% of the time…and 56% of bullies are bosses.…Despite the many efforts…by the Workplace Bullying Institute and others,…there is no law that's been passed yet…preventing bullying by this definition.…
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- How job descriptions matter when it comes to the law
- Offer letters, contracts, and agreements
- Questions you can't ask job applicants
- Test and assessment instruments
- Managing employee leave
- Harassment and discrimination laws
- Handling bullies in the workplace
- Employee discipline