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Abusive Workplace Bullying Affects 48 percent of Americans While Employers Do Little to Stop It

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

SIGNIFICANT DETAILS: Women bear the brunt of the bullying. Employers fail to protect those targeted. Nearly unanimous support in the American public for creating a new law.

The Workplace Bullying Institute defined workplace bullying as “abusive conduct that is threatening, intimidating, humiliating, work sabotage or verbal abuse” in its 2014 national survey. Key results: 27 percent of all adult Americans have directly experienced it, 21 percent have witnessed it; 56 percent of the perpetrators are bosses, 68 percent of the perpetrators are male, and 60 percent of targets (recipients) are female.