In conjunction with EMSI, one of the Midwest’s leading Professional Employer Organizations, Julie Proscia presented a webinar on "How to Avert Workplace Violence/Bullying," on July 14, 2010 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am.
With the economic climate uncertain, companies are facing a rapidly changing work environment that is faced with uncertainty, hostility, and violence. Julie Proscia discussed the rise in violence, workplace bullying, and discrimination in the workplace by examining counseling strategies and policies, which are procedures that can save companies thousands of dollars in litigation after an incident erupts. The webinar reviewed:
- Bullying is a new focal area for companies. Is it illegal?
- Retaining employees who fight, threaten, harass, or intimidate is a legal exposure!
- Harassing behavior has a legal definition and a “street” definition. Make sure you are correct when interpreting employee actions as “illegal.”
Retaliation by management is a HUGE landmine for all employers. Recent clarification of the definition is important to understand to prevent accidental legal exposures.