Polsinelli Podcasts - Workplace Bullying: What Employers Need to Know
Bullying in the Workplace: L&E Case Study
How would you like to work alongside Jim, who engages in the following behavior:
He makes a habit of telling co-workers what they are doing wrong, using a degrading tone of voice, and instigates arguments when doing...more
Tale of the tape. The Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), which requires video service providers to destroy personally identifiable information after a specified time, doesn’t provide a private right of action for plaintiffs...more
In yesterday’s post, I talked about how employment claims being filed are up big at the CHRO.
Indeed, in looking at the statistics further, I realized that it is the second highest number of claims being filed in the...more
We recently attended the Health, Safety, Environment and Community Conference convened by the NSW Minerals Council. The Conference drew together participants from across the mining industry in NSW to look at what miners are...more
The extent of an employer’s duty to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with mental impairments can be difficult to discern, especially where an adverse action is taken in connection with conduct that is caused by...more
An employee on a “last-chance” agreement was fired for cause for his “aggressive, condescending and rude” behaviour including discussing sensitive personal matters at work.
The employee had worked at the company for 28...more
California’s new anti-bullying law, which became effective in that state at the beginning of 2015, may be a precursor to other states enacting similar statutes. The law requires that all California employers with 50 or more...more
The Fair Work Commission has handed down the first formal bullying decision since its anti-bullying jurisdiction commenced in January 2014.
The recent decision of C.F.  FWC 5272 (5...more
With most of 2015 already passed, California employers should ensure compliance with new sexual harassment prevention training requirements, which now include "abusive conduct" as a mandated topic of discussion....more
Over the past two decades, parents, schools, school boards and legislators have worked hard to address bullying in the classroom and on the playground. In the workplace, which also sees its share of bullying behavior, there...more
Although a temporary employee had no termination protection under the collective agreement, he did have the right to advance a reprisal / retaliation claim under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, a labour arbitrator has...more
We have seen it before: boss shouts (or glares, or laughs) at subordinate, and subordinate’s feelings are hurt. But it’s not only feelings that are hurt, and angry bosses aren’t the only ones offending. Workplace bullying can...more
Maybe it’s just me, but workplace harassment issues seem to come in waves — I’ll go months, or even a year, without an issue, and then WHAM! everybody has a “situation,” or at least they need to get their preventive training...more
Bullying is not just a problem in schools. It is also a threat to employees in many American workplaces. According to a recent study by the U.S. Workplace Bullying Institute, bullies on the job can cause serious health...more
A 6’2', 300-lb employee’s hostile, intimidating comment to a smaller co-worker in the company washroom was just cause for a three-day suspension, an arbitrator has decided. The evidence was that the suspended employee said,...more
By now, California employers should be aware of the “antibullying” law, which became effective on the first of this year. The statute is a compromise between employee rights groups seeking expansion of existing “harassment”...more
In Palmer & Ors v State of Queensland  QDC 63, a determination by Judge McGill of the Brisbane District Court delivered on 27 March 2015 determined that the employer, Disability Services Queensland, took all reasonable...more
Creating a workplace culture where employees feel safe and respected means designing and implementing a workplace harassment prevention program that adapts to emerging issues.
In this presentation:
I. The Persistent...more
Do you have a comprehensive workplace harassment prevention program in place?
During our recent webinar, “Workplace Harassment is Evolving: Is Your Prevention Program Keeping Pace?,” we asked attendees whether they had a...more
California employers with more than 50 employees must include “abusive conduct” prevention training in their mandatory harassment prevention training. Assembly Bill No. 2053 expanded the scope of training required by...more
On January 1, 2015, a California law took effect placing additional obligations on employers in preventing workplace bullying....more
Workplace harassment is a decades-old problem that, frustratingly, takes on new forms and new life each year. Harassment and discrimination (including gender, age, disability, religion and racial workplace discrimination)...more
So what’s it going to be for 2015? Get up and run three miles every morning? Finally pay off those credit cards? Learn to speak French? Before you finish the list of New Year’s resolutions, consider adding a few on the human...more
Welcome to 2015 and the start of California’s Anti-Bullying Training Requirements. Employers of 50 or more in California must now add an “anti-bullying” training requirement to their training curriculum, which is required to...more
Recent headlines confirm that the schoolyard bullies of yesteryear are all grown up and have joined the workforce – many of them in schools. Rather than taking place in the schoolyard or cafeteria, adult bullying is occurring...more
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