The answer is, no, not yet, but the phenomenon of workplace bullying has been brought to light much more than it ever has before.
This is due not only to some of the major news media interviewing the experts on it but also through the explosion of social media online and the influences it has.
The instant communications that people have now like texting their friends and families, posting on facebook, twitter and youtube, have brought workplace issues to the forefront for millions of more people.
Although the social media and other mobile devices make the awareness and reporting of workplace bullying incidents almost instantaneous, there is another side to this whole thing. Cyber bullying!
Now the bullies have a new weapon to use against their victims to bring them down, harass and ridicule them.
These wireless devices can really add to the relentless, unhealthy, intimidating or humiliating behaviors of workplace bullies.
Remember the main characteristics of a bully are to control and aggressively assault a target through repeated verbal abuse, sabotaging of their work, humiliating them in front of their co-workers and generally mistreating them so badly that they lose their dignity, confidence and self respect and end up leaving the company.
If these types of behaviors are haunting you whether they are coming from your boss or another co-worker and you think that they are being obsessive with their abuse, there are certain steps that you can take and that I have outlined in my book, “Alligators In The Water Cooler” to stop the bully and/or have a permanent solution to their abusiveness once and for all.
It all boils down to learning why it is happening, who is getting targeted and why and what kinds of actions will be needed to put an end to it.
As of right now, the law can be used for discrimination cases but there are none yet on the books against bullying itself.
Until one is passed we have to change things in certain other ways to protect our health and make for a fun and exciting workplace that is never toxic.
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Until next time, don’t let a bully rob you of the joy in your life.