Dealing with Workplace Bullying: How to Control the Perpetrators, Coach the Victims & Avoid Legal Pitfalls
35% of American workers have been bullied. And the most common employer reaction is to deny (25%) and discount (16%) the bullying.
When employees complain about "workplace bullying,” managers and HR are often confused about how to respond. Could this be harassment that requires a legal response? Is the employee using the term to describe a colleague who is simply annoying?
In most cases, workplace bullying is subtle and difficult to recognize. To deal with these issues effectively, managers must first differentiate true bullying from lesser forms of workplace aggravation. They should also recognize that bullying is a game that requires two players: dominators aggressively attempt to intimidate, while victims meekly comply.
Left unchecked, bullying can result in reduced productivity, increased turnover and serious legal problems. To break this unhealthy cycle, both parties need coaching on appropriate workplace relationships.
On Tuesday, March 29, two experts will explain how to identify bullying behavior, respond with appropriate coaching strategies and avoid legal complaints.
Legal Alert: Plaintiffs' lawyers are beginning to use existing causes of action to turn bullying behavior into legal claims against employers. Even more importantly, employee groups have launched legislative efforts in statehouses around the country to create a more comprehensive legal claim.
Join us March 29 to discover:
- Workplace bullying: What it is & what it isn't
- How an office is different from a schoolyard
- 6 signs that you might have a bullying problem
- Bullies vs. jerks: Four specific bullying behaviors
- Understanding the dominator/victim relationship
- Abuse of power: The worst form of bullying
- Controlling the dominators: Expectations & boundaries
- Coaching the victims: Assertiveness & role models
- Using group coaching to heal fractured teams
- The problem of rogue managers & toxic executives
- How to protect yourself against current legal claims
- What you need to know about proposed anti-bullying legislation
Federal legislation that makes "bullying” illegal in the workplace could open a legal can of worms that would generate thousands of new lawsuits.
Don't let bullying be the elephant in the room at your workplace. Join us March 29 to find out how to control the perpetrators and avoid legal pitfalls.
Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
Business Management Daily
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About Your Speakers:
Marie McIntyre operates a career coaching business in Atlanta, GA, and the website YourOfficeCoach.com. She is the author of two books – Secrets to Winning at Office Politics and The Management Team Handbook – and writes a career advice column, Your Office Coach, which appears in newspapers nationwide. She is also a regular contributor to CNBC online. Marie's advice has been quoted in Fortune, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and many other publications. As a consultant, Marie has worked with a wide variety of organizations, including Cisco, The Home Depot, AT&T, Walgreens,
Lockheed Martin and the CDC.
Michael W. Fox has 35 years of experience representing employers in court, drafting employment law policies and teaching HR professionals how to stay out of court. He practices employment law at the Austin, Texas, office of Ogletree Deakins and has been called as an expert witness to testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Mike launched the nation's first employment-law-related blog, Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer, and is the editor of the HR Specialist's Texas Employment Law newsletter. He is a regular trainer on employment law issues and has been regularly listed in the Best Lawyers in America in Labor and Employment Law.
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