HWB Texas State Coordinator, Esque Walker, Ph.D., a Certified Distinguished Mediator, writes a compelling argument against using mediation in cases of workplace bullying. Her position is based on the classification of bullying as a form of interpersonal violence.
Read and download her complete essay at the Workplace Bullying Institute blog. Also read the results of a 2011 WBI Survey asking bullied targets about the outcome of their mediation experience.
Mediation fails. Part of current employer “solutions” is to mandate mediation. Current employer solutions without a law are failures.
Passage of the HWB into law will provide options for individuals targeted for bullying at work.
This entry was posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 4:59 pm.
This is the official home of the national grassroots legislative movement to enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill. The HWB is the boldest proposed change to U.S. employment law in 40 years. We are a volunteer network of citizen activists working since 2002 in many states to pass the bill into law.
Current discrimination and harassment laws rarely address bullying concerns. Bullying is four times more prevalent than illegal discrimination, but is still legal in the U.S. People deserve more protection against arbitrary cruelty that has nothing to do with work.
"Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little." -- Eleanor Roosevelt