Polsinelli Podcasts - Workplace Bullying: What Employers Need to Know

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We've all heard of schoolyard bullying, but employers need to be aware of possibility of workplace bullying and how it can impact the employer’s business. When an employee, or employee group, singles out another employee for unreasonable, embarrassing or intimidating treatment, that treatment could lead to discrimination or harassment claims filed against the company. Since 2003, twenty-one states have introduced legislation to combat private workplace bullying but none have been passed into law. In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, See more +
We've all heard of schoolyard bullying, but employers need to be aware of possibility of workplace bullying and how it can impact the employer’s business. When an employee, or employee group, singles out another employee for unreasonable, embarrassing or intimidating treatment, that treatment could lead to discrimination or harassment claims filed against the company. Since 2003, twenty-one states have introduced legislation to combat private workplace bullying but none have been passed into law. In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, Shareholder Jay Dade tells what employers need to know to combat workplace bullying. Jay is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice. For more information go to www.polsinelli.com

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Topics:  Discrimination, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Policies, Harassment, Legislative Agendas, Proposed Legislation, Workplace Bullying, Workplace Hazards

Published In: Labor & Employment Updates

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