• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

From locker room to boardroom, NFL scandal heightens bullying awareness

by on
in HR Management,Human Resources

Thanks to several high-profile news stories lately, your employees are becoming more aware of the pervasiveness of workplace bullying—plus the potential legal options that bullied workers can take.

Last month, the sports world was rocked by news that a Miami Dolphins football player quit the team because he was being mercilessly bullied by a fellow teammate. Lawsuits will soon be flying like the winter snow.

What’s this mean for HR? A Zogby survey reports that a shocking 35% of American workers say they’ve experienced bullying at some point in their careers.

While several proposals have been introduced, no federal or state laws specifically prohibit bullying in the workplace. Instead, employees typically seek redress under various common-law causes of action, including intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent hiring or retention. Some bullied employees cite discrimination law, saying the bullying was due to their race, age or gender.

Online resource: It’s time to draft a clear policy that says bullying will not be tolerated in your workplace. Less than a third (28%) of employers have such a policy. Dis­­cover the eight steps to drafting a strong anti-bullying policy.

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/37254/from-locker-room-to-boardroom-nfl-scandal-heightens-bullying-awareness "

Leave a Comment