As we see the familiar “Back-to-School” ads fill commercial air time, we are reminded of new beginnings. Each year sees more than 2,000 schools in Virginia open their doors and welcome back students, according to the Virginia Department of Education(VDOE). Without qualified educators, that event becomes impossible. Teachers provide young people with knowledge and nurturing, while developing the minds of the future leaders in our communities.
Respect in the workplace has become a central and critical issue for many organizations. Gone are the days where an employer can have confidence that good manners, appropriate public behavior and respect for others were assumed employee traits. The explosion of diversity in the workplace and varying cultural norms may complicate the dynamics of any company. Many organizations have policies in place to mandate respect in the workplace, which are critical and essential for protection against potential claims and litigation.