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Workplace Bullying Update

Published by on April 9, 2008

Several employment blogs are reporting on a decision by the Indiana Supreme Court that upheld a jury verdict based, in part, on expert testimony on workplace bullying.  The case involved allegations of an assault in the operating room.  The Ohio Employer’s Law Blog has commentary here.  Jottings By An Employer’s Lawyer has its commentary here.  Both […]

Several employment blogs are reporting on a decision by the Indiana Supreme Court that upheld a jury verdict based, in part, on expert testimony on workplace bullying.  The case involved allegations of an assault in the operating room.  The Ohio Employer’s Law Blog has commentary hereJottings By An Employer’s Lawyer has its commentary here.  Both regard the possible recognition of a workplace bullying cause of action as a bad idea, which is what we have previously said here.  The recognition of such a cause of action would essentially put an end to the at-will employment doctrine and turn every workplace dispute into a potential lawsuit.

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