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Apr 17 2015

The definition of bullying

Bullying Victim

Some people bully without realizing it. Others know very well the effect they are having on their targets. But if you’ve ever been bullied, at school, at work or at home, you feel it keenly.

There is no legal definition of bullying, but according to anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label bullying is “an imbalance of power which is used to either defame, harass, intimidate or upset another person”.

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Apr 16 2015

Steps to prevent workplace bullying

Holland & Hart logoBy Anthony L. Hall

This year, employers in California must include anti-bullying training for company supervisors as part of their required biannual sexual harassment training. Even though other states, such as Nevada, have not yet mandated such training, employers should take notice of potential liability that may arise from workplace bullying and take steps to prevent it.

Workplace Bullying Statistics

According to a 2011 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, 51% of responding organizations reported incidences of bullying in their workplaces. Twenty-seven percent of employees surveyed by the Workplace Bullying Institute in 2014 reported a current or past direct experience with abusive conduct at work. An earlier study of U.S. workers found that 41.4% of respondents reported experiencing psychological aggression at work in the past year.

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Apr 15 2015

Workplace Bullying: See It Clearly

Time-for-quiet-mindBy Caitlin Vanlaningham

It’s all over the news, we hear about it from friends and family, and we see it in real life: bullies. Bullying is a real thing and it’s happening every day. Right now the spotlight is on what’s happening to our youth with cyber bullying and incidences in and out of the classroom, but one must remember that bullying doesn’t stop with adolescence. It can follow us into adulthood, and into the workplace.

One would think that this is a personality that doesn’t exists in fully grown men and women. We’re too mature for that. But alas, bullies come in all ages and can be found everywhere, every day.

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Apr 14 2015

Adult Bullying in the Workplace: More Common Than You Might Think

Office GossipBy Rheyanne Weaver

Media reactions to celebrity dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt’s tragic suicide may have created an unintentional opportunity to bring the issue of adult bullying into the spotlight.

Several sources hinted at the possibility that Brandt may have been devastated by the close similarities between himself and a plastic surgeon character on Tina Fey’s Netflix show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

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Apr 13 2015

Employers have a ‘duty of care’ so ensure you report incidents of violence

office discussionBy Joanna Silman

After being assaulted myself, I have spent the last 25 years providing training for front line staff in dealing with aggression, violence and stress.

During this time, I have been pleased to see major changes in the way some organisations safeguard their staff. However, a survey carried out in September 2014 by Community Care found that nine out of 10 social workers felt at personal risk at least some of the time. And five in 10 “often” felt unsafe.

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Apr 10 2015

New MN Policy to Address Workplace Bullying Unveiled Today

Workplace Bullying Bill

By John Michaelson

After more than three years in the making, Minnesota today is rolling out new rules to help prevent bullying on the job for the state’s nearly 40,000 public employees.

The Respectful Workplace Policy was created by Minnesota Management and Budget with input from such groups as the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees. Kathy Fodness, a business agent for MAPE, said the policy acknowledges that a problem exists and spells out steps that state workers can take to have any concerns addressed.

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