Workplace Civility: Myth or Mandate?

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Concurrent Session
Workplace Civility: Myth or Mandate?
03/14/2016 01:45 PM - 03:15 PM |
Congressional B
1.50 SHRM PDCs
| 1.50 HR Credit
| Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation
| Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
You will learn about legislative and regulatory trends regarding workplace civility, as well as tips for developing workplace policies and shaping related public policy. 

Does an employer have the legal right to mandate workplace civility, or is that just a myth? Does an employer have an obligation to do so? How about the ability? The answers to these questions may conflict with one another, creating perhaps the latest and greatest HR Bermuda Triangle. This interactive and engaging session will cover: (1) relevant guidance from federal regulatory agencies (such as the EEOC and the NLRB); (2) state legislative trends related to employers’ liability for workplace bullying; and (3) proactive tips for setting and maintaining workplace policies and practices that foster a culture of professional conduct, respect and workplace civility. In this session, you will learn:

  • Current state legislative trends that are impacting employers’ liability related to workplace bullying.
  • Similarities and differences between federal agencies’ perspectives on employer obligations to maintain workplace civility.
  • How to compare and contrast options for related policy development and enforcement.
Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR Photo
Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Independent Consultant, FiveL Company