Bruce’s Summary: Although the case was decided in under another court jurisdiction outside of California, the fallout has the same potential. For those who engage in bullying beware, the times they are a changing. This subject continues to be prevalent in today’s news and although, as according to the author, “there is no law at this time against workplace bullying in the U.S.”, acts of bullying, allowed by an employer can be costly, if the parties hadn’t agreed to a settlement. My experience with bullying, over the years, is that most bullies like to have an audience around, it boost their egos and sense of power, but unfortunately for the bully, the witnesses to this type of inappropriate behavior make great witnesses.
This is a great example for HR Professionals to use in their management harassment training programs. Good article. “None of the information contained herein should be construed as legal advice, nor are Calvin Associates consultants engaged to offer legal advice. If there is a need for legal advice, please contact and seek the advice of independent legal counsel.” www.calvin-associates.com