April 18, 2017

Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), describes a wide range of behaviors, interests, activities, and often, challenges regarding social skills, speech and nonverbal communication, and a variety of strengths and weaknesses. Autism is often referred to as being a ‘spectrum’ -each case is unique, with a variety of challenges and strengths prese...

February 15, 2017

Recently the EEOC requested public feedback on their  proposed enforcement guidance addressing unlawful harassment under the federal employment discrimination laws. Below is the submission for the National Workplace Bullying Coalition:

         

               We are extremely pleased to see that the EEOC has recognized the very serious on-going issue with wor...

November 4, 2016

I was a public middle school teacher in a large city district with a few years of experience under my belt when the bullying began. The bullying began in earnest after being elected by my colleagues to a staff representative position but even after my tenure ended the bullying did not. There are no laws against workplace bullying in my state and within my school system there is no explicit languag...

October 28, 2016

I was teaching as an ESP at a place for approximately one year. In the beginning, things seemed to be going very well or so I thought. The entire second half of the year things were just not adding up. The administration started having me do things out of my grade level, and not letting me have any contact with the students I had been teaching for the entire first half of the year. The administrat...

October 21, 2016

When I watched the powerful 2012 documentary called “Bullied”, I cried in recognition, grief, anger and sheer sense of helplessness to stop it. At the end, there were memorials for children who had taken their lives because of bullying. I wanted to reach through my TV and shake those school principals and parents. I understood the victims and their sense of isolation and despair. The main differen...

Three Ways Trump Is Setting Back Anti-Bullying Movements in Schools and at Work

With increased access to technology and the internet came increased bullying in school and at work. As bullying increased with the internet, so did awareness of the severity of bullying and the damages it causes - and anti-bullying movements have swept the nation through social media.

In fact, this month is the 10-year a...

October 12, 2016

I am a single female; my bully was a female supervisor. After reading about bullying, I learned that women bully often and as a means of social ranking and work differently together than men. I worked in a school with over 160 teachers, so the administration put department heads in charge of teachers in their department. The administration was physically and administratively distant from my situat...

October 6, 2016

"Men, too, are of course subjected to age discrimination, but they do not sit at the intersection of sexism and ageism that leaves professional older women without the glory or accolades — or, more importantly, real power — to show for their years of hard work." -Reuters

If you’ve spent any time on social media you’ve probably come across some of the conspiracy trolls who post hideous ageist commen...

September 30, 2016

Do you know the differences and similarities between harassment and bullying? Catherine Mattice explains seven factors that she discusses with clients during training. If you want to learn about one of the seven factors, take a look at the following video.

If you've ever had to deal with workplace bullying, or have a story about overcoming a workplace bullying situation, please share your story wit...

September 28, 2016

Are workplace bullies intentional in their behavior? If you have four minutes, take a look at this video by Catherine Mattice of Civility Partners; the answer is not as clear cut as you may think.

Have a story to share about bullying in the workplace? Have you survived workplace bullying? If so, we want to hear your story: http://www.workplacebullyingcoalition.org/submit-your-story

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