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Domestic violence affects us all at work


WE’LL NEVER KNOW how many victims do the best they can at work or anywhere else, even with domestic violence woven through every part of their lives. But what’s clear from national headlines and our local experience is that a batterer’s violence doesn’t always stay home when victims leave the house. Each of us actually has the issue woven through our ... Read More »

Bullying at work affects health, can have legal repercussions


America’s workplace culture is a competitive, and sometimes combative one, as Debra Schroeder of St. Cloud’s Connect Initiative can attest. Bully-like behaviors may be tolerated — even encouraged — in a culture where the ends sometimes justify the means in the drive to reach the top, say experts such as Schroeder, who coaches workplaces on conflict resolution. And that’s a ... Read More »

Workplace bullying, hard to ban?


CNN - Workplace bullies can cost companies a lot of money and it takes both a physical and an emotional toll on those affected — but there haven’t been many updates to workplace laws when it comes to bullying. More than 35% of employees feel they’ve been bullied at work, that’s according to a study from Careerbuilder in 2012. But ... Read More »

Preventing Workplace Bullying

Preventing Workplace Bullying What can an employer do? (Source: Adapted from: “Violence in the Workplace Prevention Guide”. CCOHS, 2001) The most important component of any workplace prevention program is management commitment. Management commitment is best communicated in a written policy. Since bullying is a form of violence in the workplace, employers may wish to write a comprehensive policy that covers ... Read More »