5 steps to head off workplace bullying

5 steps to head off workplace bullying

Doing nothing could expose employers to legal action. • See more H.R./Legal articles

The problem of workplace bullying landed in the spotlight in October after Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin claimed he had been singled out for race-based bullying on a number of occasions and left the team. Now, the Dolphins may face one or more legal claims arising from the alleged behavior.

Employers can be liable for claims associated with bullying because the conduct is often related to one or more legally protected characteristics, e.g., a bullying victi

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