Lost in Discussion: Employers that Bully

 They Use Strategic Harassment and Exploitation Most people who think of workplace bullies invoke the image of the combative boss played by Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glenn Ross or the passive-hostile magazine editor played by Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada. But some workplace bullies are not individuals but the employer itself – a … Continue reading “Lost in Discussion: Employers that Bully”

Employers Should Review School Bully Laws

Imagine a place where a target of bullying can complain to a designated, trained management representative who is prepared to follow a clear protocol that is designed to immediately halt the bullying and to protect the target and witnesses from retaliation. Imagine a place where supervisors are trained to achieve constructive and humane solutions to … Continue reading “Employers Should Review School Bully Laws”

Rhode Island Senate Passes Workplace Anti-Bullying Bill

The State Senate of Rhode Island recently approved a workplace anti-bullying bill that has been forwarded to the General Assembly’s House Labor Committee. The “Healthy Workplace Act of 2019” would establish a state cause of action against employers and employees for workplace bullying, harassment and other abusive conduct. If approved by the House, Rhode Island, … Continue reading “Rhode Island Senate Passes Workplace Anti-Bullying Bill”

Canada Set to Address Workplace Bullying & Harassment

While the U.S. snoozes, Canada’s Parliament is taking steps to protect public sector workers from bullying and harassment  in the workplace. Canada’s proposed Bill C 65 would amend Canada’s Labour Code by expanding the definition of “workplace violence”  to include both physical and psychological injuries and illnesses. The bill’s definition of “harassment and violence” includes … Continue reading “Canada Set to Address Workplace Bullying & Harassment”

Solutions Exist to End Workplace Bullying; What is Lacking is the Will to Act

What to do about workplace bullying? The Boston Globe published an article on the problem of workplace bullying recently that focused on a proposed state-by-state solution that has been touted since 2001 by Gary Namie of the Workplace Bullying Institute and Suffolk University Professor David R. Yamada, author of the proposed  Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB).  … Continue reading “Solutions Exist to End Workplace Bullying; What is Lacking is the Will to Act”