Workplace Bullying: Awareness for Today's Fire Service
Date & Time
Friday, July 24, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Approximately 60 million U.S. workers are affected by bullying in the workplace. Unfortunately, 80 percent of this incivility and abusive workplace behavior is legal in most states. This program will define what workplace bullying is and what it is not; distinguish between uncivil/abusive and illegal behavior; illustrate and analyze bully motives and behaviors; discuss and analyze target and witness behavior; illustrate the parallels between bullying and domestic violence; identify the negative health effects on targets; establish that leadership and co-worker inaction is not a neutral response; discuss how workplace bullying is currently stopped; and formulate strategies to create safer and healthier fire service workplaces.