Duxbury: Violence and Bullying in the Workplace Policy Updated

The town of Duxbury has updated their workplace violence and bullying policy. Duxbury’s Human Resource Director Jeannie Horne presented the town’s updated workplace violence prevention policy to selectmen on Monday night.

Horne said violence and bullying at the workplace needs to be handled early so the situation does not escalate.

“The first step would be for the employee to deal with the alleged offender directly. If they do not feel comfortable doing that they can go to their supervisor, department head, the town manager or HR. Hopefully these are things that can be addressed early on at the lowest levels with the individuals so it does not escalate,” said Horne.

According to the United States Department of Labor, nearly 2 million Americans report having been victims of workplace violence and bullying each year.

Horne said if an employee feels they are being bullied at work there are ways to handle the situation.

“People have several avenues to explore, if they feel the threat is eminent and violent in nature they should call 9-1-1 immediately. We just want the employees to understand that this is something that we take very seriously,” said Horne.

To learn more about violence in the workplace you can visit the state website osha.org.

Statistics On Bullying in the Workplace.

Statistics On Bullying in the Workplace.

 


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