Employers May Want to Consider Cyberbullying Policies
Cyberbullying can be a problem not only for teenagers in their social lives, but also for adults in the workplace.
Cyberbullying, yet another form of workplace bullying, is on the rise, according to management-side employment attorney Nathan Pangrace of Roetzel & Andress in Cleveland.
Cyberbullying is easier than face-to-face harassment because the aggressor doesn’t have to directly confront the victim, Pangrace told Bloomberg BNA Dec. 21. Furthermore, depending on the medium, sometimes the harasser can have an added layer of anonymity by using an unidentified account, he said.
Tom Harrington, principal of the Employment Law Group PC in Washington, said he’s aware of the cyberbullying issue, but that it hasn’t touched his practice other than through complaints of harassment by e-mail. See article here.