McInnes Cooper's Stephanie Sheppard and Ryan Baxter in the Chronicle Herald's Cream: Harassment, Bullying and Violence at Work
February 23, 2016
Violence is an unfortunate reality in current society, and the workplace isn’t immune. With employees spending more time at work, technology providing more access to them, and more pressure to balance demands of work and home, the risk of violence at work looms larger. But what ends in a “violent” incident often began with an innocuous workplace conflict or intolerance that – unaddressed – escalated. And while the employer might respond well to that violent incident, an ounce of prevention is worth even the best pound of response.
An understanding of the underlying causes of workplace conflict, harassment, bullying and violence is an essential starting point for employers to prevent and manage workplace conflict and keep it from escalating into bullying, harassment – or violence. McInnes Cooper Labour & Employment lawyers Stephanie Sheppard and Ryan Baxter give you the why, what, who, where and when of workplace conflict in their Part 1 of their article Harassment, Bullying and Violence at Work as published in the Chronicle Herald’s Cream on February 12, 2016.
What ends in a violent workplace incident at work often began with a workplace conflict that was left unaddressed. How do employers prevent and manage workplace conflict and keep it from escalating into bullying, harassment or violence? Stephanie and Ryan provide five tips to prevent and manage workplace conflict in Part 2 of their article Five Tips to Manage and Prevent Workplace Conflict as published in the Chronicle Herald’s Cream on February 19, 2016.
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