WORKPLACE BULLYING IS –
Repeated, health-harming mistreatment of targets by one or more perpetrators that takes one or more of the following forms: verbal abuse, offensive conduct and behaviors which are threatening, humiliating, or intimidating, work interference or sabotage which prevents work from getting done
HOW IT HARMS WORKERS
Workplace bullying is health-endangering: targets suffer from anxiety disorders, hypertension, increased risk of heart disease, digestive problems, clinical depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder-related symptoms. It can also harm job performance leading to economic and career losses.
WHAT IT COSTS BUSINESSES
Workplace bullying is bad for business; it leads to decreased productivity, lower morale, increased absenteeism, and negative worker attrition. Businesses with a reputation for a abusive workplaces will face hiring difficulties in a tight labor market.