According to a recent poll, 37% of workers in the
U.S. reported that they've been bullied at work.
Some 29% of HR managers report that one or
more employees in their workplaces have quit as a
direct result of bullying. Between 12% and 18% of
psychological-based disability claims are directly
related to bullying. Books and movies such as The
Devil Wears Prada are raising awareness about an
issue that is anything but fiction.
Both business executives and lawmakers are taking
action to define and address workplace bullying.
Anti-bullying laws are already a reality in Australia, parts of Canada and in several
European countries, including the U.K. Starting with California in 2003, state
lawmakers nationwide in the U.S. have considered bills that would provide a cause of
action based on an 'abusive work environment.'
Wise employers aren't waiting for public mandates and are implementing antibullying
policies as a way to retain employees, stimulate recruitment and maintain a
healthy, happier and more productive workforce.
This course describes what workplace bullying is and details the various forms it
takes. It addresses abusive bosses, clients and vendors, as well as bullying between
co-workers. It explains both how to avoid bullying behavior and how to respond to it
The topics covered in the course include:
• What is workplace bullying?
• Adverse effects of bullying
• Anti-bullying law
• Forms of bullying: hostility, abuse, abuse of power, deceit and sabotage
• Psychological causes of bullying
• Bullying as a violation of company policy
31 - 60 Minutes