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How to Prevent Workplace Bullying

Author: Beth P. Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor

Workplace bullying presents a wide variety of risks to employers including decreased employee productivity and workplace violence as well as potential lawsuits for emotional distress and negligent hiring. Therefore, it is critical for employers to be proactive and take all necessary measures to develop and implement workplace policies and procedures to eliminate workplace bullying and abusive behavior. In order to prevent workplace bullying, employers should take the following steps: