City Of Yonkers Implements Zero Tolerance Policy Towards Workplace Bullying
YONKERS, NY – June 28, 2012 -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano (left) and Councilmember Michael Sabatino (right) joined forces today to promote legislation that implements a zero tolerance policy on workplace bullying. Councilmember Sabatino initiated the legislation which passed unanimously last month by the City Council.
As part of the resolution, the Human Rights Commission will work with the Human Resources Department to create appropriate training materials to instruct City of Yonkers employees on how to best identify potential signs of bullying. Additionally, the City of Yonkers Corporation Counsel will define the classifications of bullying in the workplace and will require workplace bullying to be integrated into the ethics training.
“There is no excuse for the mistreatment and bullying of others – whether it’s in schools or the workplace,” said Mayor Spano. “I commend Councilmember Sabatino and the City Council for recognizing the need to address and support those who need our support.”
“Everyone is affected by bullying; the person subjected to bullying, those who witness it as well as the person who bullies,” said Councilmember Sabatino. “It creates a toxic and hostile work environment. We all should feel comfortable and safe in our work environment, so what better place to start then our city offices.”
The City of Yonkers also will promote the appropriate anti-bullying information on proper workplace behavior in designated areas in city buildings, workplace and on the City’s intranet.
SOURCE: Press Release