Thesis: Violence and bullying in the workplace is a thriving concern for businesses nationwide, it comes in various forms, has many effects, and can cause legal issues.
Forms of Workplace Violence/ Bullying
Type One : Criminal intent
Type Two: Provider vs. Client
Type Three: Employee vs. Employee
Type Four: Personal Relationships
Bullying and its effects on the workplace
How does it affect the individual?
What affect does it have on the workplace?
Legal Aspects Regarding Violence
Violence and bullying in the workplace is a thriving concern for businesses nationwide, it comes in various forms, has many effects, and can cause legal issues. What is workplace violence? Whenever someone is assaulted, threatened, or abused in their place of employment it is considered workplace violence. Workplace bullying is repeated mistreatment of one or more persons, by a co-worker. It usually comes in the form of verbal abuse, offensive behavior (verbal and non-verbal). This behavior is normally threatening, intimidating, and humiliating. Workplace bullying interferes, sabotages, and prevents workers from getting their jobs completed. This type of bullying behavior began when we were small children on the playground. The social skills that were learned many years ago have been simply polished up, enhanced and now applied at work. Often, bullies are driven by the need to control others. Bullying in the workplace can be very similar to domestic violence, the only difference is that they are now getting paid for it. They choose their victims and their methods. Bullying is very serious it can cause physical, psychological, and emotional stress. Many times co-workers distance themselves from the situation, because they do not want to get involved. This leaves the victim feeling helpless, worthless and alone. No one is immune workplace violence, it can occur anywhere....
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