Workplace Bullying Policy


This template is a workplace bullying policy that affirms a California employer's commitment to maintaining a work environment that is free of bullying. This template includes practical guidance, drafting notes, and an optional clause. This template is intended for private employers. Employers may include this policy in an employee handbook or distribute it as a standalone policy. It is based on California and federal law. The policy defines prohibited conduct, encourages employee complaints of bullying, provides an avenue to voice such complaints, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who make complaints or participate in investigations concerning alleged bullying. For more information on workplace bullying, see Bullying in the Workplace: Best Practices. For a non-jurisdictional training presentation providing guidance on identifying and handling workplace bullying, see Workplace Bullying Prevention and Response: Training Presentation. For information on workplace violence, ...