Bullying Quick Survey

William Howatt Ph.D., Ed.D.
© 2014

 The phrase 'workplace bullying,' like other general terms used to characterize a person's behaviour, is an entirely appropriate consideration ...
workplace bullying could be considered a form of intentional infliction of emotional distress1.

According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, up to a third of workers may be the victims of workplace bullying2. Workplace bullying occurs when one person or a group of employees selects one employee and directs behaviours towards the victim on a regular basis that are unfair, embarrassing, or intimidating. Unfortunately, it is all too common for a bully to be a person in a position in authority (e.g., supervisor). When the bully is a co-worker they are often acting because of some insecurity or immaturity. Workplace bullying can be the result of a single individual acting as a bully, repeated events or it may be allowed because onlookers fail to stop bullying behaviour. The purpose of this screen is to help you recognize behaviours that may be signs that you are being mistreated. The first step to stop bullying is to recognize some of the typical signs associated with it. The next step is to confirm that what is happening to you is bullying, and then, if necessary, take action.

This tool is meant for educational purposes only – it is not a clinical assessment tool..


1 http://www.workdoctor.com/expert/
2 http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/workplace-bullying.html