Workplace Violence and Bullying Prevention Policy Revised

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Published October 21, 2021

The university has updated and revised the Workplace Violence and Bullying Prevention Policy. The revised policy has been approved and signed by President Tripathi, and is available in the University Policy Library

Overview

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The University at Buffalo is committed to providing a safe work environment in which the dignity of everyone is respected, the free exchange of ideas is encouraged, and all individuals are able to flourish. The university will respond promptly to threats, acts of violence, bullying, and acts of aggression by employees or against employees by coworkers, members of the public, students, or others.

Policy Revisions

The policy was updated to:

  • Change the title of the policy from "Workplace Violence Prevention" to "Workplace Violence and Bullying Prevention"
  • Specify that behaviors that violate this policy may also violate other applicable policies
  • Clarify language regarding carrying or possessing firearms, dangerous weapons, or instruments
  • Add a Reporting section
  • Add references to bullying in the Policy Statement and the Reporting and Retaliation sections
  • Add a Background section
  • Revise the Applicability section
  • Add a definition for Bullying, Harassment, Imminent Threat, and Stalking
  • Remove binary language references

Applicability

This policy applies to all university entities and employees, whether full-time, part-time, seasonal, student workers, volunteers, contractors, or other workers.

For Assistance

Contact Information
Contact Phone Email
Employee Assistance Program 716-645-4461 ub-eap@buffalo.edu
Employee Relations 716-645-7777 putrino@buffalo.edu
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
716-645-2266 diversity@buffalo.edu
University Police 716-645-2227 ub-police@buffalo.edu
University Police Escort
716-645-2227 ub-police@buffalo.edu