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Workplace Bullying at Employment Law Conf – Richmond – April 11

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

April 11, 2013, Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third Street, Richmond, VA
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CNN & Minn Star Tribune: Teachers targeted by student bullies

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Two articles with downloadable reports about the disturbing trend, and least discussed aspect, of school bullying — students bullying their adult teachers.

Edina Teacher Settles for $100,000, Resigns by: Mary Jane Smetanka, Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 24, 2011

When Teachers Are the Bully’s Target by Stephanie Goldberg, CNN Schools of Thought Blog, March 11, 2013

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Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce: Workplace Bullying

Monday, March 11th, 2013

By Monica A. Stahly of Willcox & Savage

“Workplace bullying” is a somewhat novel and undeveloped employment law issue. However, it’s gaining traction, and attorneys and employers alike are taking note of emerging trial strategies, proposed legislation to regulate workplace behavior, and ways they can proactively promote a professional culture of civility.

Workplace bullying is not illegal—usually. Managers and employees can “legally” insult, intimidate, humiliate, threaten, deliberately ignore, and gossip about other coworkers, and they can engage in a whole slew of other offensive behaviors as long as the intended victim is not a member of a protected class. That means any employee who is not targeted based on race, ethnicity, religion, sex, disability, or age is hard pressed to find a legal remedy for workplace mistreatment. However, some relatively recent cases highlight how employees are starting to carve out a legal niche for workplace bullying claims.

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New WBI Instant Poll — Effect of workplace bullying on family

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

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Mother Nature Network: 1 in 3 Workers Victim of Workplace Bullying

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Bullying isn’t just a problem for middle school and high school students; bullying behavior continues into adulthood and is a concern in the workplace.

By Melissa Hincha-Ownby

Bullying is a major problem in schools across the country but if you thought that bullying ended once school ended, think again. Bullying behavior continues after adolescence and into adulthood, and workplace bullying is equally concerning. While there are many programs available to help educators stop bullying in schools, there are few resources available to businesses. However, the increased awareness of workplace bullying is helping bring about change as states are beginning to look at anti-bullying laws as a way to curb the issue.

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QualiaSoup covers Workplace Bullying

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Watch QualiaSoup’s video, which is filled with information from Tim Field’s British based bullyonline.org.

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WWLP 22 News: Bullying in the Workplace

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

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JCPenney’s toxic workplace culture exterminates and color codes employees

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Ron Johnson became JCPenney CEO on Nov. 2011. Since then, he has purged all of the former executives and 1900 corporate HQ employees at Plano, Texas. The company has also cut 19,000 store employees. In his first year, store sales fell 23%. Penney stock shares fell 62% over the past year. So much for his ambitious turnaround plan.

HQ employees loathe and fear him. Now he launches a new plan to eliminate store workers by color code.

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Awareness Training is Actually Employee Validation

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Sometimes the last to know about destructive trends in the workplace are managers and executives. When it comes to workplace bullying, this could not be more true. When employers request that we come on-site to deliver speeches or order our Employee Awareness video, the requester wants employees to “be able to recognize when bullying happens.”

The truth is that employees, especially targets of the bullying, know it all too well. Recognition is one of their problems, but not the main one. They wonder why management doesn’t stop it. And for that we have the video Primer for Managers. The real benefit of “employee awareness raising” is that bullied workers are validated.

We validate these injured workers by demonstrating that they are not alone (the prevalence of bullying is epidemic) and that they did not invite their misery. We also connect the dots for targets to understand how bullying causes them surprising health problems. Finally, validation tells targets that they are not “crazy.” The personality of targets is such that they tend to blame themselves first. Over time, with the combined effects of stress-related health harm and the emotional impact of debilitating anxiety and clinical depression, it’s easy for them to feel destabilized emotionally. Targets deserve to be told that they are injured by the process. Injuries do not equal craziness.

Of course, coworkers blind to the effects of bullying on targeted individuals learn a great deal more than they knew before about the impact on the targets’ health.

So, please continue to provide awareness raising, but please know that it accomplishes much more than what you expected. For doing anything, you rank among the few employers who care enough to act.

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Coverage for “Growing Push to Halt Workplace Bullying” article

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

The original March 1 article written by Sam Hananel of Associated Press was carried by the following news outlets:

Note: Broken links are the result of original sources dropping the content. You can always read the full content at this WBI blog.

ABC News | CBS News | Fox News-The Five | Fox-4-TV Dallas-Fort Worth | WLUK-TV-11 Green Bay | WWLP-TV, Springfield, MA | WKRG-TV-5 Mobile AL | KOMO News Seattle | KSDK St. Louis | KWTX Waco, Temple, Kileen (TX)

The Washington Post | USA Today | MSN | Yahoo News | Yahoo Finance | The Christian Science Monitor | Boston Herald | Seattle Post Intelligencer | San Antonio Express News | San Diego Union-Times | Las Vegas Sun | The Oklahoman | The Olympian (WA) | Free Press Burlington, VT | The Clarion Ledger, Jackson, MS | Journal Gazette & Times-Courier Mattoon, IL | Modesto Bee (CA) | Times Union Albany NY | Times Free Press, Chattanooga, TN | Long Island Business News | The News Journal, Delaware | Times-News Erie, PA | The Spectrum, Southern, Utah | Associations Now | Arizona Republic | The Tennessean | Oswego County, NY Palladium-Times | Toledo Blade | CNY Central | Madison.com | North Jersey Record | Mondaq.com (HR, Canada) | The Columbus Dispatch (OH) | The Detroit News | Logan Banner (WV) | St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN)

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