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Work-Place Bullying

Workplace bullying can be a significant source of conflict, and stress, at work. Some of the generally recommended approaches to resolving conflicts of this nature typically entail mediation or other timely intervention by authoritative third parties (e.g. upper management).

What other courses of action would you recommend if management are unable or unwilling to mediate to resolve the matter?

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According to the Department of Labor and Industry, "Workplace Bullying refers to repeated , unreasonable actions of individuals (or a group) directed towards and employee (or a group of employees), which is intended to intimidate and creates a risk to the health and safety of the employee."( http://www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/Research/Files/Bullying.pdf)

In contrast to childhood bullying, workplace bullying often occurs within the confines of the rules. Bullies in the workplace will often use subtle tactics such as repeatedly criticizing others for poor work habits, on work that meets or exceeds expectations.

A survey performed by WBI Zogby in 2007 showed that 49% of employees in the U.S. have ...

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The solution discusses work-place bullying and the courses of actions to take to resolve the matter.