Posted on June 25, 2011 by Beverly Peterson
I began working on a documentary about workplace bullying in 2007. At that time it was next to impossible to “pitch” my project because no one had a clue what I was talking about. Since then things have definitely changed. A simple google search of “workplace bullying” will bring up tons of hits. Add to that “psychological harassment” “toxic workplace” “hostile workplace” and it’s obvious that we’ve finally made it to water cooler conversations. The downside is that most of the coverage is shallow and simplistic and doesn’t really dig deeply into… Read More
Posted on June 9, 2011 by Beverly Peterson
Ever since the landmark workplace bullying case was upheld by Indiana’s Supreme Court, the Joint Commissions has required that Hospitals address civility issues as a requirement in their accreditation process. Many states require lawyers adhere to civility codes for conduct in the courtroom. Now, according to NewHampshireSentinel.com, Rep. Susan Emerson, R-Rindge, is proposing a bill to stop bullying among legislators in her state capitol.
Posted on June 7, 2011 by Beverly Peterson
Prior to Weiner’s heartbreaking Press Conference, Emily Rooney went on WGBH and alleged that Weiner was an aggressive boss who verbally attacked her nephew and other members of his staff. Watch what she has to say for yourself:
Posted on June 6, 2011 by Beverly Peterson
Have city workers in Norfolk, Virginia find a solution to clean up toxic workplaces. Is this something you can replicate? Maybe, with a little help from your union… [ABC WVEC.com David Ham full article and video] NORFOLK – A new workplace bullying policy is being developed for nearly 4,000 city employees. The new policy would include workplace bullying in its harassment policy. City workers say bullying has been an increasing problem throughout all departments. “In some cases, supervisors may just have it in for somebody and then they tend to try to find… Read More