French employment attorney Claire Stievenard provides a very helpful commentary on France’s workplace bullying law in Workforce Management Online. Here’s an abstract:
France is in the vanguard of addressing the issue of bullying in the workplace, but the European Union supports the movement and other national regimes are close behind. As more companies go global, human resources and other executives should at least become aware of the phenomenon, and France’s particular take on what constitutes bullying. If you have employees in that nation, it will become hard to avoid.
Hopefully articles like this will help to sensitize American readers to the fact that workplace bullying protections are not novel or radical when viewed from a global context.
To access the article you’ll need to register, but it’s well worth the effort, as the Workforce Management website is a rich source of information on human resources and employment relations.