#TChat Preview: The Legal And Moral Implications Of Workplace Bullying

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). The #TChat radio portion runs the first 30 minutes from 7-7:30 pm ET, followed by the #TChat Twitter chat from 7:30-8 pm ET.

Last week we talked about the state of HR Technology, and this week we’re talking about workplace bullying and the legal and moral implications.

Wow. According to one recent study, 96% of American employees experience bullying in the workplace, and the nature of that bullying is changing thanks to social media and online interactions.

Even though the employment world is already heavily regulated, one major gap remains: workplace bullying. No state prohibits bullying, unless it relates to a protected group (such as race, sex or disability).

But workplace bullying has harmful, reverberating effects, not only on the victims, but also on the witnesses. The good news is that we don’t need to wait for a law to be enacted to prevent and respond to bullying.

Progressive employers who want to be successful ensure their cultures are bully-free. This week’s guest will talk about how.

Join #TChat co-creators and hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we learn more about workplace bullying with this week’s guest: Jonathan Segal, an employment lawyer and partner with the international law firm Duane Morris LLP, as well as an active TalentCulture #TChat community member.

Sneak Peek: The Legal And Moral Implications Of Workplace Bullying

We spoke briefly with Jonathan Segal in our video preview to learn more about this week’s #TChat topic. Check out our YouTube Channel for the full video!

Related Reading:

Jonathan Segal: Bullying At Work: Hard To Define, Even Harder To Ban

Meghan M. Biro: The Real World Implications Of Workplace and Cyberbullying

Emily Thomas: Being Ignored At Work Can Be Worse Than Being Bullied

Andrew Brushfield: Are You A Bully Boss?

Naomi Shavin: What Workplace Bullying Looks Like In 2014 — And How To Intervene

We hope you’ll join the #TChat conversation this week and share your questions, opinions and ideas with our guests and the TalentCulture Community.

#TChat Events: The Legal And Moral Implications Of Workplace Bullying

TChatRadio_logo_020813#TChat Radio — Wed, July 30 — 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT Tune-in to the #TChat Radio show Our hosts, Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman talk with our guest Jonathan Segal.

Tune-in LIVE online this Wednesday!

#TChat Twitter Chat — Wed, July 23 — 7:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm PT Immediately following the radio show, Meghan, Kevin and our guests will move to the #TChat Twitter stream, where we’ll continue the discussion with the entire TalentCulture community. Everyone with a Twitter account is invited to participate, as we gather for a dynamic live chat, focused on these related questions:

Q1: What constitutes workplace bullying both legally and morally? #TChat (Tweet this Question)

Q2: If you witness workplace bullying or know of someone being bullied, what should you do? #TChat (Tweet this Question)

Q3: What steps can business leaders take to ensure bully-free cultures? #TChat (Tweet this Question)

Throughout the week, we’ll keep the discussion going on the #TChat Twitter feed, and in our new TalentCulture G+ community. So feel free to drop by anytime and share your questions, ideas and opinions. See you there!!

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