Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying (WB) refers to the systematic targeting of a worker through aggressive or hostile behavior or neglect which has negative consequences for the health and/or welfare of the person targeted and others, such as her or his family. This entry provides an overview of WB, including its key elements and related concepts, as well as how it is manifested and its consequences; summarizes the main characteristics of the laws and regulations that provide legal redress; and outlines research on WB in the area of higher education.

Key Elements and Related Concepts

Although its roots can be traced to the 1970s, the expression WB came into popular use in the 1990s, when it began to receive greater attention from researchers and the legal and medical fields. ...

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