The good fight against workplace bullies

4 strategies to help mitigate the risk to employers posed by workplace bullying and harassment
By Laura Williams
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/28/2015

Workplace bullying can have severe effects on the workplace — not just on bullied workers, but also on employers who may suffer a decrease in productivity from distracted workers and a poisoned work environment. Bullying isn’t acceptable anymore, and jurisdictions have taken legislative action to further motivate employers to fight the good fight against workplace violence and bullying.

Employers know they have to protect their employees from such circumstances, but what are the best ways to go about it? HR lawyer Laura Williams outlines key strategies employers can follow to protect their employees from bullying and themselves from legal and productivity headaches.