Many research and studies have pointed out how damaging workplace bullying is to the organization and the employees. It not only affects productivity and company profits, it also impacts the bullying victim’s health.
Employees who experienced being bullied at work would sometimes opt to stay and try to cope with the negative working environment. However, a few employees would rather leave the organization and the work place bully behind. A research conducted by the National Anti-Bullying Centre at Dublin City University supported this and showed that nearly all of the cases filed with the Employment Appeals Tribunal involved workplace bullying.
In many of the cases taken under Dublin’s Unfair Dismissals Act, the complainants shared that they felt forced to quit their jobs because of the bully boss or colleague. This is rather disheartening to learn, however, it is a stark reality that most employees face at the work. Workplace bullying has become prevalent in many organizations and although many companies have adopted policies to address the issue, there are still instances when bullying happens.
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