According to a 2011 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, 51 percent of organizations surveyed reported that there had been incidents of bullying in their workplace. In addition to creating a hostile work environment, bullying affects both victims and witnesses, contributing to continued absences, poor health, self-esteem issues, stress, trauma, and depression — of which makes it harder for people to do their best work. Here’s how you, as a manager, can prevent bullying and make your office a healthier, happier environment.
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Oct 16 2014
Acts of workplace violence have, unfortunately, become all too common. Workplace violence can include anything from minor physical altercations and threats to tragic and brutal attacks or shootings. For employers, preventing workplace violence can often seem like walking a tightrope between protecting people and avoiding (or defending) a lawsuit.
For example, Phillip Mazaheri recently sued Uber, the provider of a mobile ride-sharing app, when an Uber driver punched Mazaheri in the face, causing serious injuries. Or, when Twila Gaff sued St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center after the hospital fired Gaff for threatening to shoot a co-worker because she believed the co-worker was sexually harassing her. These cases provide examples of lawsuits where the employer was accused of either doing too little or too much. This article gives five tips to help employers walk that fine line.
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