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Is there an anti-bullying law that would apply to nurses?

Thursday February 17, 2011
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Question:

Dear Donna,

Is there an anti-bullying law? It is incredible how many nurses are codependent and follow the leader into harassing and singling out one person while attempting to ruin his or her RN license.

CC

Dear Donna replies:

Dear CC,

Harassment and bullying of any type should never be tolerated, and most employers have strict policies against it. Check out your employer’s policy and take any appropriate steps. You should report harassment to your supervisor and, if necessary, to human resources. See the articles “End Workplace Abuse” (www.DCardillo.com/articles/workplaceabuse.html) and “Seven Strategies for Managing Conflict” (www.DCardillo.com/articles/sevenstrategies.html) for tips and advice.

Best wishes,
Donna


Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, well-known career guru, is Nursing Spectrum/NurseWeek’s “Dear Donna” and author of “Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional” and “The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses: Practical Advice for Thriving at Every Stage of Your Career.” Information about the books is available at www.Nurse.com/CE/7010 and www.Nurse.com/CE/7250, respectively. To ask Donna your question, go to www.Nurse.com/asktheexperts/deardonna. Find a “Dear Donna” seminar near you: Call 800-866-0919 or visit http://events.nursingspectrum.com/Seminar.