Workplace Bullying: What Should You Do To Stop It?

Law360, New York (November 12, 2013, 12:44 PM EST) -- Do you work with a workplace bully? There is no current federal or state law in the United States expressly prohibiting workplace bullying. This soon may change as 25 sates have introduced legislation that would make workplace bullying illegal, 11 of which remain active.

Even without workplace anti-bullying legislation, there are good reasons for employers to address bullying concerns in the workplace. First, left unchecked, employees may assert claims related to bullying by attempting to squeeze these claims into violations under existing laws. Second, if prevalent,...
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