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Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying is repeated unwanted and unwarranted treatment that the recipient finds offensive, humiliating, and degrading, leading to denial of the victim’s civil and employment rights and effects on personal dignity, safety, and well-being.

In 1998, approximately 16% admitted being bullied on the job in the previous year, according to the Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies. Between 1998 and 2011, 50% of the respondents claimed that they were bullied at least once a week. In 2008, a Zogby International investigation concluded that 37% of American workers are bullied at work. The New York Times reported in 2009 that workplace bullying was pervasive in three sectors of the American workplace: (1) health care, (2) academe, and (3) law. The Workplace Bullying Institute confirmed the 37% ...

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