1-11 Workplace Bullying
CODE Staffing defines bullying as “repeated inappropriate behavior, either direct or indirect, whether verbal, physical or otherwise, conducted by one or more persons against another or others, at the place of work and/or in the course of employment.” Such behavior violates the company policy which clearly states that all team members will be treated with dignity and respect.
Examples of bullying may include:
- Verbal bullying: Slandering, ridiculing, or maligning a person or the team member’s family; persistent name calling that is hurtful, insulting, or humiliating; using a person as the butt of jokes; abusive and offensive remarks.
- Physical bullying: Pushing, shoving, kicking, poking, tripping, assault, or threat of physical assault; damage to a person’s work area or property.
- Gesture bullying: Nonverbal threatening gestures or glances that convey threatening messages.
- Exclusion: Socially or physically excluding or disregarding a person in work-related activities.
The company will not tolerate intentional or unintentional bullying behavior. Team members found in violation of this policy will be disciplined up to and including termination.