Workplace bullying is once again receiving significant media attention after a Miami Dolphins offensive lineman, Jonathan Martin, lodged allegations of bullying and harassment by fellow lineman Richie Incognito and other unnamed teammates. While the National Football League investigates Martin's claims, the Dolphins have suspended Incognito pending the outcome of the investigation. The NFL's prompt response to Martin's allegations serves as an important reminder that it is imperative that employers implement an effective mechanism to investigate and resolve workplace complaints.
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