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Madison Metropolitan School District

Employee Handbook 2021-2022

2.2 Bullying

Workplace bullying is prohibited and should be reported immediately. Examples of workplace bullying include, but are not limited to:

  1. Provocative or dehumanizing name calling;

  2. Belittling a person in public or in private;

  3. Excluding a person that would normally be expected to attend from meetings, trainings, or other work-related events;

  4. Shouting at a person in private or in public;

  5. Using vulgar language or inappropriate language towards a person;

  6. Unwarranted or invalid criticism;

  7. Excessive monitoring of a person’s work.

Workplace bullying does not include a non-abusive exercise of management rights to assign tasks, appropriately monitor work, evaluate performance, provide constructive criticism, reprimand for misconduct or take disciplinary actions against employees when appropriate. A demanding supervisor should not be considered a bully if his/her primary motivation is to obtain the best performance from his/her employees through the establishment of high but reasonable expectations that are appropriately conveyed and applied.

Workplace bullying is not limited to supervisor/employee relationships. Rather, workplace bullying may also occur among peers and/or co-workers.

For additional information, to read Board Policy 8031 on bullying, or to report a bullying incident visit the Discrimination / Title IX website.

Discrimination / Title IX