Bullies in the Workplace: Seeing and Stopping Adults Who Abuse Their Co-Workers and Employees

TitleBullies in the Workplace: Seeing and Stopping Adults Who Abuse Their Co-Workers and Employees
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsPaludi, Michele A.
PublisherPraeger
CitySanta Barbara, CA
Keywordsbullying, human relations, worker abuse, workplace bullying, workplace violence
Abstract

Workplace bullying is a serious issue that can lead to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, absenteeism, sleep disturbances, and post-traumatic stress syndrome. This book has a simple goal: to help employers see bullying—and stop it. It does that by providing organizations with best practices, management strategies for bullying prevention, and protocols for investigating bullying complaints. Part I of the book overviews workplace bullying, discussing incidence, psychological dimensions, and explanatory models. It looks at reasons bullies do what they do, at the difference between a tough boss and a bully, and at the cost of bullying for organizations. Equally important are the book's insights into the impact of bullying on employees. Everyday problems of employees targeted by bullies at work are illustrated, including the resulting psychological distress that can lead to suicide. Part II of the work focuses on prevention and coping and on legislation that protects employees, including Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Finally, to help both employers and employees, the book offers sample anti-bully policies and bully awareness training programs, and also lists organizations concerned with workplace bullying.