Bullying (also called “mobbing” or “psychological harassment”) has been described as the silent epidemic in the workplace. Research shows that workplace bullying is increasing in part due to technology platforms, including social media, which makes it easier to spread degrading statements. Various state legislators in the U.S. are pushing for regulation, with some success. In addition, recent case law in a number of foreign countries shed light on the “global trend” of protecting employees against bullying behavior at work. However, how will the wave of change play out in the U.S.?
In this webinar, you will learn:
- What employee conduct amounts to workplace bullying
- Which U.S. states have already regulated workplace bullying and where similar law are in the pipeline
- How employers may incur liability for employee bullying
- What to do to create the appropriate working environment and limit compliance and liability risks
- Preventative strategies that may significantly reduce employers’ potential risk and liability