At The Podium

Ticking Time Bombs — How to diffuse bullying in the workplace

Date: April 10, 2012

Event: EmployerLINC 2012: ‘Adventures in HR’

Venue: Cox Convention Center

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

It’s a jungle out there, and no one knows that better than the HR and benefits professionals who take on the dangers, thrills and challenges of the workplace every day. Whether it’s a maze of state and federal rules and regulations to navigate, common traps and lesser-known pitfalls to avoid, or obstacles to overcome, you need a guide to help you on your quest. EmployerLINC 2012: “Adventures in HR,” McAfee & Taft’s annual employment and employee benefits seminar, offers practical solutions to everyday adventures in the workplace.

Workplace bullying has been called the “sexual harassment of 20 years ago,” where “everyone knows about it, but nobody wants to admit it,” and the problem has been on the rise for more than a decade. In this session, we take a look at what constitutes bullying in the workplace, what legislative efforts have been proposed to address the problem, how alleged victims are using the court system, and what employers should be doing now to curb bullying in their own workplaces.


Paul A. Ross