by Sami Gardner, Education and Employment Resource Specialist

When people think about bullying, images of playgrounds and school cafeterias come to mind. However, bullies can show up in many forms and locations. Workplace bullying has been getting more attention in the last decade because of the impact that it has on productivity, health, and employee retention. Successful legal battles over workplace harassment have forced businesses to pay millions in restitution. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, “the American public, aware of abusive conduct, want to see worker protections extended beyond the anti-discrimination statutes – 93% support specific anti-bullying legislation.” Yet, despite support, there is much work to be done to support harmonious and peaceful workplaces. If you are being bullied at work, you are not alone!
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