In recent years, courts and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have given unions broad free speech rights. But now, a jury verdict has shown employers they can fight back if a union resorts to harmful bullying tactics in an attempt to organize workers.
There are bullies in your workplace. We don’t know their names. We don’t know what they look like. But they’re almost certainly there, and you need to help your front-line leaders manage bullies. How do we know all this? About 60% of employees say bullying goes on at work – 20% have been the target […]
Does your company management think bullying’s just an HR concern? Show them this case. A Brooklyn employer was recently ordered to pay $4.7 million to an employee who was ultimately assaulted by a co-worker – a culminating act after repeated bullying behavior. That’s the largest award to date in a workplace bullying incident. According to […]
Bullying — both inside the workplace and out — is an issue that’s been getting greater attention over the past several years. So what role should HR be playing in the effort to stamp out this kind of behavior? A recent poll from Workplace Options and the Tyler Clementi Foundation showed:
Workplace bullies have always been on the scene. But they’re now being recognized as productivity killers and potential legal threats to employers. Some researchers claim one in every three employees will experience bullying at work. And the experts say bullying costs businesses more than $200 billion a year due to decreased productivity, increased absenteeism and […]
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