By Bill Koza
Anyone reading my previous posts will notice a slant towards the negative effects of bad leadership. Bad leadership includes treating people with disrespect, humiliation, abuse and a host of other incivilities. Now, California has enacted a law, AB2053, which requires employers with 50 or more employees to include workplace bullying training to employees and supervisors.
The law defines abusive conduct as:
- Repeated infliction of verbal abuse, such as the use of derogatory remarks, insults, and epithets;
- Verbal or physical conduct that a reasonable person would find threatening, intimidating, or humiliating; or
- Gratuitous sabotage or undermining of a person’s work performance.