Posts in Harassment

Harassment Free Holidays

Harassment Free Holiday ThumbSnowflakes, wreaths, family dinners, gift baskets and company parties…it’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season. Because we have more opportunities to socialize in the office, there are also more opportunities for potential misunderstanding – and harassment – in the workplace.

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Nov 24, 2014

The Team Bully

blog-Thumb-Team-Bully2.jpgBullies are cowards. That is why they pick on those who will not or can not fight back and they avoid authority figures who can deliver consequences. If, as a manager, you notice any subtle signs of bullying on your team, like disrespect, mocking, belittling, badgering of a team member, you can be sure than when you are not present it is ten times worse or even a case of full blown harassment.

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Nov 4, 2014

Gays, Bullies & Racists: Just another Day at the Office in the Business Called the NFL

NFL Draft ThumbA few hours from now the NFL's first-year player draft is set to begin. This year an openly gay athlete will wait to hear his name called by the NFL commissioner.  His name is Michael Sam and these next days will be the longest of his life. Only 32 players will be selected in the first round, and odds are Michael Sam will not be one of them, but by Friday morning speculation will be rampant: What NFL team will be the first in history to roster an openly-gay player?

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May 8, 2014