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Workplace Bullying - Understanding the Risks

Understand the risks involved with all types of bullying in the workplace and learn preventative strategies to avoid liability and to keep your employees safe. Bullying (or sometimes called mobbing) has been described as the silent epidemic in the workplace. Research shows that employees may react more adversely to emotional abuse (also called psychological violence) than to overt sexual or race harassment. In the usual sexual harassment lawsuit, employers may legally raise the equal opportunity harasser defense. But, is this where employers’ potential legal liability stops? Workplace bullying involves typical equal opportunity harassment conduct and is increasingly asserted by employees in lawsuits against employers. This topic will explain what types of conduct amounts to workplace bullying, recent foreign and American legal developments in protecting employees against workplace bullying, and how U.S. employers may increasingly be liable under different legal theories for claims by employees for workplace bullying, and the repeated push for state laws creating a new cause of action for employees who have been subject to bullying. This topic will conclude with suggested preventive strategies which may significantly reduce employers’ potential liability. You will learn: what employee conduct amounts to workplace bullying; the emerging statutory regulation of workplace bullying; how employers may incur liability for employee bullying; and what to do to create the appropriate working environment and limit legal liability.


Runtime: 87 minutes
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Agenda

Overview

The Definition of Workplace Bullying

The European Origins of Workplace Bullying

Other Recent Foreign Developments (Which Defines the Debate and Gives Guidance)

Closer to Home: Workplace Bullying in Canada

The U.S. Legal Landscape: Evolving Towards Protecting Employees Against Bullying at Work

  • The Study by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on Work-Related Stress
  • Increased Employer's Risk: Growing Employee Awareness and Mobilization
  • Possible Theories of Employer Liability: How Employers Could Be on the Hook

– The Hostile Working Environment Harassment Theory

– Failure to Comply With Employer's Duty to Create and Maintain a Safe Workplace

– In Some Jurisdictions, Failure to Comply With Statutory Duty to Prevent Workplace Violence

– Breach of Contract – Failure to Follow Policies

– Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

– Failure to Accommodate Employees With Mental Disabilities

– Constructive Discharge

  • Push for State Law Prohibiting Workplace Bullying
  • Adverse Effects of Workplace Bullying

– Increased Employee Absenteeism

– Increased Stress-Related Workers' Compensation Claims

– Primary Medical Benefit, Short- and Long-Term Disability Premiums

– Higher Employee Turnover

Preventive Strategies: Limiting Employer Liability

  • Understanding If Bullying Exists at a Workplace

– Survey Bullying - Tolerance Level of a Workplace

– Categorize Employee Turnover Data

– Expand Issues Covered in Exit Interviews

  • Establish Appropriate Workplace Policies

– Workplace Violence Policy

– Civility at Work or Anti-Mobbing Policy

– Essential Elements of the Policies

  • Selection of Supervisors – People Skills Are Important
  • Training of Supervisors – People Skills Are Again Important
  • Training of Employees in Respectful and Civil Workplace Conduct
  • Expand Performance Evaluation Criteria
  • Promptly Investigate Internal Complaints
  • Expand Progressive Discipline System
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  • CT CLE 1.5
     
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  • HI CLE 1.5
     
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  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
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The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8 including Law Office Management 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.
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E. Johan Lubbe

E. Johan Lubbe

Littler Mendelson P.C.

  • Shareholder and U.S. co-chair of International Employment Practice Group at the international workplace law firm Littler Mendelson P.C., which represents employers exclusively in workplace law, employee benefits and immigration, and related litigation
  • Represents employers in various industries, including high-tech, financial services, retail, transport, utilities and health care in day-to-day employment law and human resource issues
  • Publications include, but are not limited to, a chapter in BNA International Labor and Employment Laws (3rd edition) and also in McMullen, J. Business Transfers and Employee Rights; Clash of the Titans: Complying with U.S. Whistle-Blowing Requirements While Respecting EU Privacy Rights, ACC Docket, April 2006
  • Quoted in newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal and The Scotsman on employment law developments
  • Has testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee about labor law issues in Bangladesh
  • Listed as a leading labor lawyer in various publications and professional guides, including Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers, and the Legal Media Group’s The Best of the Best
  • Admitted to practice in New York, Ohio, Colorado and South Africa
  • B.Com. and LL.B. degrees, University of the Free State, South Africa; LL.M. and master’s degrees in labor relations, Fulbright scholar, Cornell University; LL.M. degree in English and European employment law, Leicester University, England
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Published 2017
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