Workplace Bullying & the Law: Australia Passes Significant Anti-bullying Law

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Tweet Workplace Bullying & the Law: Australia Passes Significant Anti-bullying Law Are governments and workplaces waking up to the real costs and damages from workplace bullying? Recently, Australian Parliament passed The Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013, a broad bill that empowers workers for flexible workplace arrangements, including significant provisions meant to curb workplace bullying. The […]

The Cultural Acceptance of Workplace Bullying

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Tweet The Cultural Acceptance of Workplace Bullying Does the frequency and acceptance of bullying in the workplace depend on your national culture? A recent study from the Journal of Business Research seems to indicate that it does. Though I never think anyone’s given culture is an excuse for abrasive and bullying behavior, it seems that […]

3 Signs You’re Dealing With Strategic Bullying

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Tweet 3 Signs You’re Dealing With Strategic Bullying Not all bullying behavior is intentional. Not all bullying behaviors are conscious. Not all people who are abrasive or even aggressive mean to be bullying. Some people who are labeled “bullies” think they are fair but tough bosses. Some are truly unaware of how their are perceived […]

Workplace Bullying: 5 Reporting Tips to Make it Easier for HR

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Tweet Workplace Bullying: 5 Reporting Tips to Make it Easier for HR It’s always a tricky proposition reporting a workplace bullying situation to HR. If you play your cards wrong, it could make the bullying much, much worse. Even if you play your cards right, you may feel the increased pressure of being included in […]

Get Away From Bullying: Seven Steps to a Brighter Future

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Tweet Get Away From Bullying: Seven Steps to a Brighter Future Most bullying situations cannot be fixed. Sometimes HR and management will step up and try to change things. But oftentimes the person who is bullying is in a position that makes him or her more valuable than you. Of course some bullying situations are […]

Workplace Bullying Advice From Lawyers: 4 Tips for Dealing With it Now

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Tweet Workplace Bullying Advice from Lawyers: 4 Tips for Dealing With it Now Lawyers are often the first to sense upcoming shifts in legal trends at the workplace, and are usually the first to sound the alarm when they know you’ll be needing their services. If lawyers’ comments on the bullying epidemic in workplaces is […]

From Bully to Victim: How Some Workplace Bullies Turn the Tables on Their Targets

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Tweet From Bully to Victim: How Some Workplace Bullies Turn the Tables on Their Targets Here’s a frustrating situation I know all too well. What if the person at work who is bullying you claims he or she is actually the victim of bullying…by YOU! This is an all too-common scenario, and when I read […]

3 Reasons Bullies Keep Getting Ahead at Work

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Tweet 3 Reasons Bullies Keep Getting Ahead at Work Ever experience workplace bullying behavior at work where the aggressor seems to get ahead instead of reprimanded, re-educated, or reduced for their behavior? Ever wonder how this keeps happening? It’s not just you. An article about a new study from the University at Buffalo School of […]

It’s Here: Workplace Bullying is now Real and Serious

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Tweet It’s Here: Workplace Bullying is now Real and Serious A recent article in Dateline Australia announced new standards in workplace bullying policy for which workplaces in Australia will be held accountable: “On April 24, 2013 WorkSafeBC announced that its Board of Directors has approved three new occupational health and safety workplace bullying and harassment […]

Bullying by Proxy: How Bullying in Hospitals Impacts all of Us

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Tweet Bullying by Proxy: How Bullying in Hospitals Impacts all of Us In my work with bullying issues, specifically with targets, I often meet with the target and those around her. They want to talk about what they have witnessed and how they feel traumatized and powerless by the bullying attacks on my client. This […]