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Puerto Rico Issues Guidelines Implementing Law Against Workplace Bullying

Puerto Rico Issues Guidelines Implementing Law Against Workplace Bullying

In August of 2020 Puerto Rico became the first U.S. Territory or State to establish a cause of action dealing with bullying in the workplace. The Puerto Rico Department of Labor issued its sample guidelines for employer compliance on February 3, 2021. Although this act applies only to Puerto Rico it provides an example of protocols for use by employers everywhere.

New Workplace Bullying Guidance for Employers

New Workplace Bullying Guidance for Employers

Bullying is a worldwide problem and the most recent guidance comes from Ireland. Their new 54 page Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work is valuable for any employer seeking clarification on what constitutes bullying and how to deal with it.

Upcoming Webinar: The Hidden Costs of Workplace Bullying

Upcoming Webinar: The Hidden Costs of Workplace Bullying

Whether it involves derogatory comments, relentless intimidation or outright threats, bullying has no place in society or the workplace. However, each year large numbers of workers’ compensation claims, sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits are brought against employers in all jurisdictions. The hidden costs of this are staggering.