Taking ActionBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 09-20-2012
35% of workers say they have felt bullied at work, up from 27% last year.
Sick of Bullies
16% of these bullied employees say they've suffered health-related problems as a result.
17% of these victims reveal that they quit their jobs to avoid this situation.
Who are the Bullies?
â¢ Bosses (as cited by 48% of those who say they've been targeted)â¢ Coworkers (45%)â¢ Customers (31%)
Most Popular Bully Tactics
â¢ False accusations of mistakes (as cited by 42% of those bullied)â¢ Unequal treatment (36%)â¢ Constant criticism (33%)â¢ Sabotaging victim's work (31%)â¢ Boss yelling in front of coworkers (28%)
Abuse from Elders
54% of those picked on say their bully was older than them.
49% of victims say they confronted their bully.
Confrontation May Backfire
50% of those who did confront their bully said the situation stopped. But 11% say it got worse.
No End in Sight
57% of those who reported a bullying situation to HR say nothing was done.