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Curses, Sued Again: Avoid Legal Pitfalls with Swearing and Bullying - on CD

Curses, Sued Again: Avoid Legal Pitfalls with Swearing and Bullying - on CD

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Curses, Sued Again: Avoid Legal Pitfalls with Swearing and Bullying - on CD

Momentum is gaining across the country for a bill that would allow workers to sue over workplace abuse. Known as the Healthy Workplace Bill, the legislation has already been introduced into 20 state legislatures.

With such a law on the horizon, it's important that you don't let negative employee behavior like bullying, cursing, and defamatory remarks put your organization at risk for a lawsuit.

But even if a lawsuit never develops, how do you handle a workplace environment where employees are so uncomfortable with a problem co-worker that they're taking stress-related sick days and even contemplating finding a new job?

Learn how to not only spot bullies, but also how to prevent negative behavior and stay out of court with the all-new HR Hero audio conference Curses, Sued Again: Avoid Legal Pitfalls with Swearing and Bullying.

Your audio conference presenter, Philip K. Miles III, is an employment law expert who will help you understand the legal challenges and solutions associated with workplace cursing and bullying.

Audio Conference Learning Take-Aways:

  • The most common curse words that lead to lawsuits
  • How race-specific language comes into play
  • How you can stop employees from using inappropriate language
  • What "unlawful harassment" means and whether or not cursing someone out at work is considered harassment
  • What it means when offensive words are used in the context of a joke
  • Liabilities posed by “bully bosses” and ways to spot and address this type of behavior
  • Audio Conference Bonus: Sample workplace cursing and anti-bullying policies for your employee handbook
  • And there's more. Visit the "Full Audio Conference Details" tab for more information.

Register now for this informative event risk free.

Your Audio Conference Leader

Philip MilesPhilip K. Miles III is an attorney with the employment law firm of McQuaide Blasko and concentrates his practice on labor and employment law, personal injury defense, and general civil litigation. He earned his undergraduate business degree from The Pennsylvania State University and graduated cum laude from George Mason University School of Law, where he served as the managing editor of the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal. Mr. Miles was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2008 and is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Centre County Bar Associations, as well as the Wilkinson-Campbell Chapter of the American Inns of Court. His case summaries regularly appear in the Pennsylvania Bar Association's quarterly Civil Litigation Update, and he has been quoted in Business Insurance Magazine. Mr. Miles is also a member of the Nittany chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).

 

Curses, Sued Again: Avoid Legal Pitfalls with Swearing and Bullying - on CD

Presented by Philip K. Miles III, an attorney with the employment law firm of McQuaide Blasko.

Should you be concerned about bullying, cursing, and other negative behavior? If you think not, think again. Consider these statistics:

  • Roughly 53.5 million Americans (35 percent of the entire U.S. workforce) report being bullied at work.
  • Half of all Americans have directly experienced a bullying incident at work.
  • Bullying is four times more prevalent than illegal workplace harassment.
  • Close to three-fourths of bullying involves a manager targeting an employee.

And then there's the threat of such behavior turning into a lawsuit. In one case involving two female workers at a Wisconsin factory, an employer had to pay out $180,000 when a co-worker aimed foul language at them that was “attacking.” The employee who did the cursing stayed on the job. When the women complained, the company described what happened as “shop talk.”

With the unemployment rate hovering at nine percent and at least five job seekers for every job, victims of workplace bullies and cursing may feel they have no choice but to stay put and put up with the abuse. As a result, litigation seems to be a likely recourse for abused employees.

Before this type of legal action is taken against your organization, learn how to spot and diffuse the problem before it starts.

With this interactive audio conference, you'll learn:

  • What "unlawful harassment" means and whether or not cursing someone out at work is considered harassment
  • The most common curse words that lead to lawsuits
  • What it means when offensive words are used in the context of a joke
  • How you can stop employees from using inappropriate language
  • How race-specific language comes into play
    - Can an African-American use the “n-word”?
    - Can someone of Latin-American descent use a derogatory term for a Hispanic?
  • The dangers of slang words for genitalia
    - Does it make a difference if you use medical terms?
  • What it means to have a zero-tolerance policy on foul language
  • If context matters when derogatory terms are used to describe females, ethnic groups, religious groups, etc.
  • How to spot workplace bullies
    - Who are they?
    - How do they bully their co-workers?
  • Legislative developments on workplace bullying
  • Liabilities posed by “bully bosses” and ways to spot and address this type of behavior
  • How workplace bullying and cursing can occur online and preventive steps you can take to avoid such actions
  • When you should or should not give a warning before discharging an employee for the use of offensive language
  • When bullying can trigger the termination of an employee
  • Legal pitfalls to consider when creating a cursing or bullying policy
  • Audio Conference Bonus: Sample workplace cursing and anti-bullying policies for your employee handbook

In just 90 minutes, you'll understand the legal ramifications associated with cursing and bullying at work -- and how to prevent such behavior. Order Now.

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