Perhaps you’ve been the victim of bullying in the workplace, or maybe you suspect you’ve been targeted by a bully but you’re not quite sure what workplace bullying is.
Many scholars have sought to define workplace bullying over the years, but a clear-cut definition has not been accepted to date.
In its recent 2014 survey, the institute found 27% of American workers have suffered abusive conduct, while another 21% have witnessed it.
Sadly, the organization also found that in cases of bullying, the target loses his or her job 82% of the time, whether it be by quitting or termination.
NEW YORK (The Street) -- For too many Americans, the daily grind can become a daily nightmare.
According to the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), harassment in a job environment is an issue in desperate need of attention.
In some cases, however, a supervisor, manager, or boss may use bullying tactics regularly against some or all employees.
There are a number of ways a bully can single-out a person as the recipient of their aggressive or abusive behavior.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
Workplace bullying happens when a person or group acts physically or verbally aggressive toward a coworker or subordinate.
Bullying may include insults, humiliation, threats, physical abuse, spatial invasion, hazing, or any other form of intimidation or aggression that is performed with malintent.
Workplace bullying is difficult to define because it comprises many types of repetitive behavior.