Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace

When

01/18/2024    
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Bookings

Bookings closed

Where

Webinar
hosted by LERA national, Online, Via Zoom
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Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace

The latest research affecting labor arbitration awards involving grievances brought by employees who were disciplined for sexual, religious, or racial harassment and bullying of other employees will be discussed.

The damage caused by workplace harassment and bullying for both targets and the employer calls for a fresh look at how such behavior should be addressed in American workplaces. This talk will cover two studies that analyzed arbitration awards resolving grievances filed by alleged harassers and bullies.   The viability of arbitration as an alternative to the court’s mandate to exercise reasonable care in response to harassment is particularly important given the pervasiveness of both harassment and arbitration programs. Targets of bullying may seek redress through legal claims against the bully and their employer, but litigation only provides damages for bullying that rises to the level of outrageous conduct.  Awards reviewing discipline imposed on alleged harassers and bullies under the just cause standard required under most collective bargaining agreements demonstrate how harassment and bullying can be addressed appropriately outside of the typical litigious approach.  This analysis shows that to be effective, an arbitration program and the surrounding policies must provide an adequate framework to address harassment and bullying. Our statistical analysis demonstrates which factors most influence the outcomes in arbitration awards, and highlights some unique and creative approaches to harassment and bullying demonstrated through arbitration awards.

Speakers

Stacy Hickox, Michigan State University, CV

Michelle Kaminsky, Michigan State University, bio

Research Papers

ARBITRATORS_ REVIEW OF BULLYING IN THE WORKPLACE_ 35 ABA Journal Lab. _ Emp. Law 399

Measuring Arbitration_s Effectiveness in Addre (1)

Moderator

Nadine Littles, Arbitrator, bio

Location

Online Webinar – Registrants will receive Zoom link prior to the event.

Continuing Education

1.25 hours of Texas Attorney MCLE credits  and SHRM recertification credits are approved!

Pricing and Registration

We hope you will be able to join us for this informative discussion. Please log into your LERA account (https://lerachapter.org/houston/login/) and let us know if you will be participating in this event. There is no charge for this program, but we do ask that you reserve your spot by submitting a booking below.  The Zoom link for this meeting will be provided only to program registrants, and will be provided separately just prior to the meeting. If you have trouble registering, please contact Mickey Brock (281-732-6918).

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.