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Workplace Bullying IS Illegal: Bullying, Violence and Harassment (and How to Detect and Stop It)
Monday 06/18/2018 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to prove workplace bullying is illegal behavior, how to create a survey to make the business case, and tips for solving it. 

OSHA's definition of violence and the EEOC's definition of harassment include workplace bullying, yet we insist we can't solve bullying because it is legal behavior. A closer look at these definitions, mixed with the presenter's real world stories, will convince you otherwise. You will also receive step-by-step tips for surveying employees to make the business case for solving bullying, as well as actionable tips to do just that. As a result of attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Confidently discuss the similarities and differences in bullying and harassment, and bullying and workplace violence.
  • Conduct a survey to determine the extent of bullying, and use the results to make a business case and create an action plan for a positive workplace culture.
  • Implement a healthy workplace policy that has buy-in from employees.
  • Use their already existing performance system to address bullying.
  • Understand the global landscape of workplace bullying laws.
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Catherine Mattice, President,
Civility Partners, LLC, San Diego, Calif.