Intimidating behaviour in the workplace

by  |  17-Jun-2019 02:05

Examples of threatening behavior include, but are not limited to: Violent behavior is defined as the use of physical force or violence to inflict harm to others, to endanger the health or safety of another person or the property of the college or property on college premises belonging to others, or restrict the freedom of action or movement of another person.

Examples of violent behavior include, but are not limited to: Human Resources and Public Safety will coordinate the investigation of all reports of threatening or violent behavior promptly and impartially and as confidentially as possible.

OSHA’s workplace bullying policy is significant because the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires employers to “furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees …

.” However, OSHA has not enforced that provision with respect to workplace bullying, despite overwhelming research that workplace bullying may cause severe damages to a target’s mental and physical health.

Within some working environments, it seems that these bullying behaviors are just standard operating procedure where you just need to go with the flow and stay tough so that coping with it isn’t too big of a problem.

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