Workplace Bullying

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Joann Waki Muna, SHRM-SCP, explains how HR can work effectively with union bullies and assist veterans with PTSD.


March 19, 2018



With all of the focus on the new overtime rules, a major event could be forgotten. One year ago last night we said good bye to Mad Men.  For some, it was just a television show.  Allow them their blissful naivety.  A lot has happened to our friends in the last year with career and life lessons for all of us. So let’s leave the real world for just a moment:

May 23, 2016

As part of our coverage of the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference, each of the official bloggers is conducting a Q&A with one of the session speakers.  The speaker I chose was Catherine Mattice of Civility Partners.  Her session, “The Real World: Case Studies of Real Organizations Who Solved Their Workplace Bullying Problems” caught my eye for several reasons.  First, I’m an HR practitioner, so any session that focuses on solutions to real world problems interests me.  Second, workplace bullying is a topic that I believe is gaining more traction and attention.

April 28, 2016



Don’t try this at work. Please. I’m begging you.

Ah, April Fools’ Day. A day when harmless, innocent pranks actually do harm people and are far, far from innocent. But hey, we all get some good laughs out of them, right?

April 1, 2016

On February 3, @shrmnextchat chatted with talent strategist Mary Faulkner @mfaulkner43 to chat about "Teaming Up to Take Out a Toxic Culture."

In case you missed this informative chat, you can find all the tweets here:

February 3, 2016


Bullying is epidemic. A 2014 survey published by the Workplace Bullying Institute found that 37 million U.S. workers face “abusive conduct” during their workday. 

What can human resource professionals do to address this epidemic? A lot. 

February 1, 2016


Bullying is an important topic and there’s a lot of attention being focused on the subject of bullying in the workplace. All I can say is it’s about time and hopefully together we will be able to do something to stop this destructive behavior.

In order to start a dialogue about bullying, we need to define it. Wikipedia defines bullying as “aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others.” They add that it can include verbal or physical harassment. It can also be directed at a person based upon race, religion, gender, sexuality or ability.

September 16, 2015

In my last post, I described the five dimensions of toxic leadership. Many people are shocked that their toxic bosses ever got promoted in the first place. In my research and practice, I have found some common reasons behind a toxic leader's rise to power:

May 5, 2015


Are your employees holding your company hostage? Of course not- you’re the manager, right? Your employees don’t determine the functionality or success of your department- management does… Or do they?

May 5, 2015


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DOL and Employers Can Work Together, Wage and Hour Administrator Says

By Joanne Deschenaux  3/24/2015

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March 25, 2015


Since 2006, California law has required all employers of 50 or more who conduct business in the state to provide at least two hours of interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees. That training is required at least once every two years and must be conducted by qualified trainers, defined by law and including attorneys who meet specific criteria. New supervisors and new hires in supervisory positions have to be trained within six months of assuming a supervisory position. The content of that training is specified by law.

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December 26, 2014

Is it gossip to spread the news that Ted and Rachel are getting married before Ted and Rachel have announced so publicly?
Is it gossip to speculate whether Carol in accounting is expecting her second child?

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March 3, 2014

On February 19, @WeKnowNext chatted with XPertHR Legal Editors Marta Moakley and Beth Zoller about Workplace Bullying.

In case you missed it, here are all the informative tweets from the chat:


February 19, 2014

If you’ve ever been bullied in the workplace, know that you're not alone.

February 18, 2014

Since 2003, 25 states have introduced workplace bullying legislation that would allow workers to sue for harassment without requiring a showing of discrimination.

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February 18, 2014

They can be charming, presentable, socially skilled, professionally successful and well-regarded by superiors. They can also be workplace bullies.

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February 18, 2014
Every so often, I get a call from an employee. The call goes something like this:
"I need an employment lawyer. Are you an employment lawyer?"
"Good. Because I am dealing with a hostile work environment."
"Well, I generally only represent employers. So---"
"--- But, my hostile work environment is bad. My manager is so mean. He yells at me. He gives me lots of work. He's terrible. Do I have a case?"
"How did you get my number?"
June 26, 2013