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What is Bullying (workplace bullying)?

Bullying is 'repeated, health-harming mistreatment, verbal abuse, or conduct which is threatening, humiliating, intimidating, or sabotage that interferes with work, or some combination of the three.'

A healthy workplace must be free of prejudices and discrimatory behaviors. There are various types of bullying that must be addressed and prevented through education. By developing a sense communal responsibility for each other with a workplace bullying institute or an employee assistance program.

Workplace violence can manifest in various ways, it is therefore imperative that if someone is to witness bullying they should flag it up. Even if there is a misunderstanding of context, it is better and safer to report bad behaviors than not. Being bullied at work can have serious impacts on health - from post traumatic stress disorder to depression and anxiety as a result of being in a high pressure work environment.

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