Everyone has heard of the terms bullying and harassment and number of you have experienced it. It is not unusual for individuals to consider bullying and harassment to be the same but there is a difference between these two terms. While bullying refers to persistence of unwelcome behaviour mostly characterised as insulting, intimidating or offensive behaviour used to injure an humiliate, harassment on the other hand refers to unwanted actions that affect the individuals especially in the workplace. Bullying usually incorporates discrimination on the basis of competence while harassment is usually connected with sex, prejudice as well as discrimination. Every person deserves to be treated with respect and dignity in the workplace. Bullying and harassment are behaviours’ that have been observed to be quite common in workplace settings and should therefore not be tolerated.
Victims of bullying and harassment in the workplace who also happen to be workers of companies automatically lead to effects on the organisation itself for instance there they take more sick days, increased staff turnover, less enthusiasm and motivation to perform tasks well, increased costs related to training and recruitment, erosion of employee commitment and loyalty, damaged public image as well as reduced efficiency and production of the company. It is often difficult for employers to tell whether or not bullying and harassment is taking place in their organisations as these two issues tend to be rather difficult to define.
FedEx has a strong policy on reporting things that happen in the work place from employee stealing package to bullying. Fedex tries to build a strong relationship with there employee so the staff feel comfortable with there executives we also have an alert line where people can call to report misconduct while remaining anonymous.
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