Bullying at the Workplace – The Best Way To Document It
According to Wikipedia “Some categorize all harmful boss-behavior and actions of malintent directed at employees as bullying.”
Some cases involving bullying can involve co-workers but the majority of cases are from managers and their employees. Bullying can be overt or covert. Tactics may involve verbal, nonverbal, psychological or physical abuse or a combination of these.
There is a fine line between bullying and incivility. Bullies are mostly male but female bullies are learning the ropes too.
Workplace bullying happens pretty frequently, but not nearly as much as school bullying and cyber bullying. Cyber bullying has become a huge threat with several recent deaths associated with it. Statistics show that 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally or physically. It starts in elementary school and continues on through high school.
Bullying is seen as a major contributor to all kinds of violence including homicide and suicide.
Some alarming statistics show that one out of four kids is bullied and that one out of five kids admit to being a bully. It is estimated that 160,000 students a day miss school because of fear of being bullied. The favorite place for bullying appears to be in the bathroom. These statistics come from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Maybe the worst part of bullying either at school or in the workplace is the fact that most of it is done privately on a 1 to 1 basis so there are no witnesses. It is a classic dilemma of what one person said versus what another person says happened. This fact makes it very difficult to prosecute and/or protect innocent victims.
The best way to get evidence on bullies is either in the form of audio or video documentation.
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Don’t be a victim of bullying or allow your kids to be a victim of bullies. Take some proactive steps to document the situation and report it to authorities either school or law enforcement.
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