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July 11 2012

Workplace Bullying: The Problem — and Its Costs — Are Worse Than We Thought

Alicia Leonard

July 12, 2012

For all the recent concern over teen bullying, large numbers of adults also deal with peer-to-peer intimidation, especially at work: Approximately one in four U.S. workers say they’ve been bullied on the job, according to the Workplace Bulling Institute.

Now comes word that the targets of workplace torment aren’t the only casualties of the phenomenon: A new study by Canadian researchers, published in the most recent issue of the journal Human Relations, suggests that co-workers who witness bullying are also traumatized by the phenomenon—and are as likely as victims themselves to look for a new job. More

Belsky, G. (July 12, 2012) Workplace Bullying: The Problem — and Its Costs — Are Worse Than We Thought. Retrieved on July 12, 2012 from http://business.time.com/2012/07/12/workplace-bullying-the-problem-and-its-costs-are-worse-than-we-thought/?iid=biz-main-lede 

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