Stories of the Workplace


Issue: June 2018

According to a recent sexual harassment statistics, 75% of employees who spoke out against workplace mistreatment admit that they face mistreatment faced some form of retaliation.

How Civility could help Nashville’s Traffic Problem

The Tennessean

“… a humble suggestion:  we should all drive more carefully and courteously.  “Don’t be a jerk,” or something like it, is a basic principle of humanity that we learn as children. But many Nashvillians, including me, fail to live up to this standard when we drive.”

Candidates Pledge Civility, collaboration early in hot race.

“We have to break down these social media walls,” said former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, a Republican. “We have to be willing to have civil discourse, face-to-face”.

Beyond Civility:  Avoiding Misconduct

“Despite the adversarial nature of litigation, deposition misconduct can also occur when lawyers “go too far” and behave in a hostile or otherwise abusive manner.”  Read more

Shutting-up or speaking-up:  Navigating the invisible line between voice and silence in workplace bullying

Patricia Easteal and Allison J Ballard

“The ‘silence’ of workplace bullying is
also considered to exist on a continuum and may include things such as not raising the bully issue at all, exiting the workplace rather than addressing the issue, and ‘being silenced’ by external influences after having made a complaint”.  Read more