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.
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.
In late March at least 16 million U.S. workers started working remotely due to Covid-19. This new normal brings work colleagues into your home, and not all of them are guests you would have invited. Some of them are bullies.
Adelson McLean has taken steps to ensure that the current coronavirus pandemic does not disrupt our clients’ businesses.