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Stop, block and tell
If you are targeted by a workplace bully:
Don’t do anything. Take time to calm down.
Limit all communications and seek help from HR (see below).
Tell your HR (Human Resources) department, if you feel comfortable doing so, otherwise share with your family or other supportive group.
If no HR department, contact your supervisor. If the bully is your supervisor, appeal to the next level.
Bottom line, you don’t have to face this alone.
Workplace Bullying is one of the 4 bullying types.
Workplace bullying is a persistent pattern of mistreatment from others in the workplace that causes either physical or emotional harm. It can include such tactics as verbal, nonverbal, psychological, physical abuse and humiliation. Personally, I like the WBI’s version (below) better than this version.
“Workplace Bullying is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators. It is abusive conduct that is: threatening, humiliating, or intimidating, or work-interference, i.e. sabotage, which prevents work from getting done,” from Workplace Bullying Institute.
Report Workplace Bullying
Workplace bullying violates the policies of most workplaces. You have certain human rights which are designed to protect the employee against harm in the workplace environment.
- Review the company policy against harassment in the workplace. Also contact the HR department. Describe to HR all content that is not appropriate.
- Visit this section to Learn more about Workplace Bullying & get more information.
Don’t forget, your HR department will need the email headers for the offending mail(s), if email was used. They may also ask for your records, so please keep a log of all of the offensive matters. If you do have an HR dept. and you visit with them, please keep track of all of these visits for your personal records. They may come in handy if/when you need to go to next level and seek relief via other methods.
Key Findings from most recent study from WBI in 2017
• 19% of Americans are bullied, another 19% witness it
• 61% of Americans are aware of abusive conduct in the workplace
• 60.4 million Americans are affected by it
• 70% of perpetrators are men; 60% of targets are women
• Hispanics are the most frequently bullied race
• 61% of bullies are bosses, the majority (63%) operate alone
• 40% of bullied targets are believed to suffer adverse health effects
• 29% of targets remain silent about their experiences
• 71% of employer reactions are harmful to targets
• 60% of coworker reactions are harmful to targets
• To stop it, 65% of targets lose their original jobs
• 77% of Americans support enacting a new law
• 46% report worsening of work relationships, post-Trump election
Article list shown below filtered for workplace bullying articles.
- Workplace Bullying