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Fighting Back Against Workplace Bullying

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According to a study released earlier this year by researchers at the University of Manitoba, the emotional toll of workplace bullying is more severe than that of sexual harassment.  "As sexual harassment becomes less acceptable in society, organizations may be more attuned to helping victims, who may therefore find it easier to cope," said lead author M. Sandy Hershcovis, Ph.D.  "In contrast, non-violent forms of workplace aggression such as incivility and bullying are not illegal, leaving victims to fend for themselves."


While bullying that is not based on a protected characteristic is sure to fall through the cracks of anti-harassment laws, a recent Indiana supreme court ruling highlights that there are other legal remedies available to victims.


In the case before the court, a surgeon, allegedly angry at an employee for previously filing complaints about his treatment of employees, aggressively and rapidly...(register to read more)

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