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Continued from page 16 Bullying In The Workplace- Business As Usual Or Bad Business? all employees to sign a specific Workplace Bullying Policy upon hire or upon implementation of the policy in conjunction with the company’s Code of Conduct. Numerous sample policies can be found on the internet. IV. What Can You Do For Your Business and Clients? The takeaway from this article is to take inventory of your workplace. Does your workplace have a bully or bullies? Have you identified them and disciplined them and if so, has the discipline been effective? If not, are you afraid to do so? Why are you keeping these employees? Is he or she worth the cost to the business? G Sandra Reiss is a principal with the Reiss Firm in Birmingham ENDNOTES 1 “Tennessee Enacts Law to Prevent Workplace Bullying – But. . . June 1, 2014, https://bullyinworkplace.com/2014/06/01/ tennessee- enacts- law-to-prevent- workplace-bullying/ 2Comaford, Christine, “75% of Workers Are Affected by Bullying – Here’s What To Do About It” Forbes, www.forbes.com./sites/ christinecomaford/201608/27/ the-enormous -toll-workplace -bullying takes- on -your bottom-line 3“Workplace Bullying and Disruptive Behavior” – What Everyone Needs to Know, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries and SHARTP, Safety & Health Assessment & Research for Prevention, April 2011 Report # 87-2-2011 4“The WBI Definition of Workplace Bullying” Workplace Bullying Institute, http://www.workplacebullying.org/ individuals/problems/definition 5“Stern, Stefan, “Your fired! How to get rid of workplace bullying” The Guardian, November 17, 2015. 6Id. 7Comaford, Christine, “75% of Workers Are Affected by Bullying – Here’s What To Do About It” Forbes, www.forbes.com./sites/ christinecomaford/201608/27/ the-enormous -toll-workplace -bullying takes- on -your bottom-line (emphasis in original) 8Model Abusive Conduct Prevention Policy Pursuant to Public Chapter 997, the Healthy Workplace Act, Report of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) 9“Tennessee Enacts Law to Prevent Workplace Bullying – But. . . June 1, 2014, https://bullyinworkplace.com/2014/06/01/ tennessee- enacts- law-to-prevent- workplace-bullying/ 10Id. 11“Model Abusive Conduct Prevention Policy Pursuant to Public Chapter 997, the Healthy Workplace Act, Report of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) 12http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/ asm/ab_2051-2100/ab_2053_bill_20140909_ chaptered.htm 13De Atley, Richard K, “WORKPLACE: California law now requires anti-bullying training” Jun 17, 2015, http://www.pe.com/ articles/bullying-770748-law-conduct.html. 14“Utah Mandates Abusive Conduct training for state workplaces!” April 1, 2014, http;// healthyworkplacebill.org./tag/Utah/ 15Id. 16“Shadovitz, David, HR Exec: Taking Aim at Workplace Bullies” Human Resources Executive July 10, 2014 17“Ten Signs You’re Being Bullied At Work” Forbes, March 22, 2008, www.forbes. com/2008/03/22/healh-bullying-office -forbbeslife-cx 18Id. BBA ANNUAL Holiday Party FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016, 5-8PM HOLY TRINITY - HOLY CROSS CATHEDRAL 307 19TH STREET SOUTH 131st BBA Annual Meeting Friday, December 9, 2016, 2pm Judge Joseph Boohaker’s Courtroom Jefferson County Courthouse 20 Birmingham Bar Association


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