Abusive Conduct/Bullying Preventing Mandated Training
Newly enacted laws mandate employers to train and educate their employees in Abusive Conduct/Bullying Prevention, in addition to requiring Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention training and education for supervisory employees.
Our Sexual Harassment Prevention Training includes Workplace Abusive Conduct and Bulling Prevention.
Current research conducted by The Workplace Bullying Institute indicates workplace bullying remains a serious problem in the United States workplace. The Workplace Bullying Institute reported, in part, in a recent June 2017 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey the following:
• 19% of Americans are bullied, another 19% witness it
• 60 million Americans are affected by it
• 40% of bullied targets are believed to suffer adverse health effects
Abusive conduct means conduct of an employer or employee in the workplace, with malice, that a reasonable person would find hostile, offensive, and unrelated to an employer’s legitimate business interests.
Abusive Conduct may include repeated infliction of verbal abuse, such as the use of derogatory remarks, insults, and epithets, verbal or physical conduct that a reasonable person would find threatening, intimidating, or humiliating, or the gratuitous sabotage or undermining of a person’s work performance. A single act shall not constitute abusive conduct, unless especially severe and egregious.
Examples of Abusive Conduct, as described above, are thoroughly covered in our Abusive Conduct/Bullying Prevention Training, a component of our Sexual Harassment Prevention online training and in person training.