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Bullying, Harassment, and Racial Indications

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Guest PTO mom

We have a board member who has been harassing and bullying other board members.   This individual has also indicated that there is a racial divide, and has sent literature supporting this view.  

What is the best course of action?

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Well, you are under no obligation to read this literature and can let this person know that such literature was neither asked for nor welcome.  As for the harassment and bullying see FAQ #20 for disciplinary options.

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Guest PTO Mom

The literature has gone ignored, but has been referenced by the sender months later.  

As for the bullying and harassment, our bylaws state we can remove a board member “with cause”.  With written proof of his behavior, is this a reasonable course of action?  

Thank you in advance.  I’m just helping guide our Board Parliamentarian on the matter.  

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Guest Who's Coming to Dinner

The ordinary steps toward removal for cause are an investigation, preferral of charges, trial, and verdict, as detailed in RONR (11th ed.) Chapter XX. Whether your bylaws replace this procedure with their own is up to your organization to discern.

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