February 26, 2014

Survey Shows Extent of Workplace Bullying, Support for Legal Solution

A new survey by The Workplace Bullying Institute found that on the job bullying affects 48% of employees in the U.S. Bullies are predominantly bosses and male, while women are the targets 60% of the time.

In cases where bullying ended, targets lost their jobs 61% of the time--either terminated, forced to quit (constructively discharged), or voluntarily quit.  WBI notes that overall awareness of bullying has risen and that that the percentage of bullies who are bosses has declined over the years. According to the survey, 93% of Americans supported enactment of a new law that would protect all workers from repeated abusive mistreatment at work. This is the third scientific survey of workplace bulling by WBI, the only U.S. organization dedicated to the eradication of workplace bullying that combines help for individuals, training, legislative advocacy, and consulting.  (WBI 2014 Survey.)

Related posts:  Journal of IOA Highlights Bullying Issues; Ombuds Summarize Workplace Bullying Concerns; Can Bullying be Mediated?; AAA Offers Online Course on Workplace Bullying; David Yamada Posts Follow-Up to IOA Keynote; Bullying Expert Offers Webinar on Workplace Social Exclusion.

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