The VP of Learning and Development for a credit union was being bullied by her SVP of Human Resources. She lodged a complaint with her CEO, and he hired an attorney to do an investigation. The attorney found nothing illegal was going on so the grievance was dismissed. With nowhere to turn, the VP resigned.
The CEO and attorney’s limited perspective led to a limited investigation, and ultimately drove a high performing employee of 10 years to quit. Had management and the investigator been knowledgeable on the impacts of workplace bullying, the outcome may have been different.
Just because the behavior’s not illegal, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
Don’t lose good people. Get registered for my March 23 webinar here at this link.
In addition to the 10-steps required to solve workplace bullying, I will provide some real guidance for taking in a grievance; how to decipher between a complaint about harassment, bullying and conflict; and how to conduct an investigation.
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