The Bully and the Bottom Line

2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Workplace Application: You will gain an understanding of what bullying is and isn’t, learn the potential legal issues that can arise with bullying behavior, and get tips and tools on how to stop bullying in the workplace.

The school bully has grown up and is wreaking havoc in the workplace. Consider the supervisor who yells and engages in name-calling, putdowns and other humiliating conduct, or the vindictive manager who excludes an employee from important meetings or sabotages their work. If the bully is a good performer, management often looks the other way. Bullying affects the bottom line and creates potential legal claims. You will gain practical tips on how to effectively stop bullying in the workplace.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Allison West, Esq., SHRM-SCP, AWI-CH

West, Esq., SHRM-SCP, AWI-CH

Allison West is an employment attorney by background and for over 20 years she has assisted companies in creating a safe and respectful company culture.

She focuses her practice on delivering customized workplace training, conducting workplace investigations; coaching executives/managers concerning performance or disciplinary issues; and serves as an expert witness. Allison also specializes in using her mediation skills to help individuals and groups to work through conflicts and create more collaborative work environments.

Allison is a top-rated speaker at the SHRM Annual Conference as well as other HR/diversity conferences, and is a national expert on harassment, discrimination and investigations. She has appeared on PBS, CBS This Morning and in O Magazine discussing workplace harassment issues.

She is a member of the State Bar of California and holds her SHRM-SCP certification and AWI-CH (investigation) certificate.


Renaissance Ballroom East
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
Ethical Practice
Business Acumen
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