Let's say you're working for an organization and you frequently notice workplace discrimination. These practices could be in the form of wage differences between genders, discrimination because of age, race, national origin or even sexual orientation. As an employee, you want to be able to confront management about unfair practices, especially as they are protected under various laws. Then you notice that you're passed over for a promotion, demoted or even fired with little or no reason given. This is workplace retaliation.
The EEOC has released new guidance against workplace retaliation. Here's what employers need to know.Read More
For anyone who has been the victim of bullying, you know the psychological and physical toll it takes. For victims of adult bullies, especially in the workplace, the damage goes beyond your place of employment and frequently impacts life outside of work as well. Today's workplace is hyper-competitive and unfortunately, with that competition comes abusive and hostile tactics designed to take down even the best employees.
Preventing workplace bullying is the responsibility of both employees and their employers. Here's how workplace bullying can be prevented.Read More
Recently there has been an awakening in the community to look at bullying. Most of the attention about this behavior has been directed at children in schools and colleges. Hazing, playground violence, social media intimidation and other instances of bullying are no longer being tolerated. The attention that we are giving this is a good thing.
Violence in the workplace happens and with more frequency than most people realize.
In fact, the problem has become so alarmingly prevalent that the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published new web pages providing information about workplace violence. And about the concept of a workplace violence policy, OSHA states that "nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year. Unfortunately, many more cases go unreported."