How to Protect Employees From Aggressive Behavior at Work By Gary Sheely, Associate and Tactical Confrontation Specialist at the Safety Institute At a recent workshop with about 250 attendees representing approximately 190 organizations, I performed an informal survey. I asked for a show of hands from those whose workplace had a written anti-bullying policy. Less than half of those in attendance raised their hands. I did the same for a workplace anti-violence policy. The response was better than half but still less than two-thirds.