Bullying In The Workplace Essay

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Who’s taking your lunch while you’re at work? Garie Namie, founder of the Workplace Bullying Institute states, “Workplace bullying is like domestic abuse without the physical violence.” Most people have experienced some type of bullying at some point in their life whether at school or work. Either they were the bullier or the one who is being bullied. Based on the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a bully is a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker (2015). My definition of corporate bulling is criticizing, ignoring, embarrassing, demeaning, undermining, over-supervising, over-managing, threatening, and mocking of a person at work. Even though there is no usually accepted definition for workplace bullying, Randall…show more content…
I know a lot of people are thinking that this doesn’t happen in the workplace only in elementary school on the playground to children. The fact of the matter is that bullying has moved from the playground to the office. Once people are put in positions of authority, they start speaking more, taking what they want for themselves, overlooking what other people say or want, ignoring how less influential people respond to the behavior, acting more rudely, and usually treating any situation or person as a means for pleasing their own needs. According to Journal of Organization Culture, Communications and Conflict article states, “even though there isn't a workplace bullying law yet in the United States, bullying exposes an employer to potential legal liability, such as negligent hiring and negligent retention.” Statistics show that this happens on a daily basis on the job, and that the United States is trying to put laws in place to protect workers from workplace bullies. While being bullied can have many negative effects on a person’s physical and mental health, workplace bullying can also cause terrible consequences such as lack of trust among co-workers, reduce productivity, and decrease employee morale which these negative concerns must be

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