Bullying and harassment are not the same as a student or parent being annoying.
A recent study found more than 80% of Australia's teachers have been bullied or harassed by students and parents. Verbal abuse was most common and female teachers were bullied more than males.
Young people working in the hospitality industry – covering restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs – are particularly prone to exploitative practices, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Three-quarters of teenagers in our survey experienced exploitation, bullying, harassment or some other form of abuse in their first job.
Bullying in the medical profession not only affects staff, but also places patients in danger.
Research shows unprofessional behaviour and poor communication among doctors and other clinical staff contributes to medical errors. This flows on to worse patient outcomes.
Bullies have traditionally been viewed as having low IQ and social problems, but this often isn't the case.
Being bullied as a child, being female, young, and neurotic are significant predictors of whether you might be bullied in the workplace, one survey found.
Our study showed that the majority of employees chose to continue attending work despite suffering repeated abuse at work.
Research into workplace cyberbullying among nurses reveals that many also experience other forms of bullying.
Workplace cyberbullying is a growing problem and can cause more harm than traditional forms of bullying. Employers need to take active steps to protect employees from it.
Gretchen Carlson at an event Oct. 17, 2017 to promote a book she has written on how harassed women can empower themselves.
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Sexual harassment of women is detrimental not only because of setbacks it causes in the workplace. It also harms women's health. Here's how I discovered how widespread it is.
Sexual harassment scandals have altered and cut short many careers, including those of former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly (left), former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (center) and late former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.
Human resources professionals should be trained at school and encouraged on the job to take employee complaints seriously. But that's not how the profession works now.
If you see something, say something.
Research shows that few people take a stand when they witness sexual harassment. Until that changes, this predatory behavior will haunt American workplaces.
President Trump arrived at the Capitol with HHS Secretary Tom Price on March 21 to warn representatives that they could lose their jobs if they do not vote in favor of the health care law.
President Trump has threatened and criticized federal judges and House representatives. In a typical workplace, this would be called bullying. Here's why it's important to stop it.
How to spot a bully at work. It's not as easy as you might think.
Risk to patients and staff.
Bullying isn't just about the victim and the aggressor – everyone in the workplace plays their part.
Committing to genuine action to address the ‘toxic culture’ is a positive step, but the actual detox will require more radical surgery to some deeply held beliefs.
An independent report commissioned by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) released yesterday has found bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination are commonplace in the culture of surgeons…
Workplaces should try to eliminate situations where bullying can occur, rather than put responsibility on workers to behave nicely.
Like cancer, bullying will affect a majority of employees during their working lives, as a victim, witness, or perhaps as the alleged bully. And like cancer, there's no silver bullet to cure bullying.
Bullying is not just a problem for women, or surgeons or even just the medical profession.
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The widespread bullying of doctors during training is not just an issue for surgeons, or women. It's a problem for all medical professionals – and it poses a risk to patient safety.
Before the biff: James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond during the filming of a ‘Top Gear’ episode.
Bullying is widely talked about, but what about incivility in the workplace? It's a wider scourge and linked to bullying, but the solutions can be simple.
Jeremy Clarkson and his co-stars outside a friend’s house.
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If you think the show will sink without its larger-than-life presenter, you may be surprised.
Some doctors will struggle to adapt to a less deferential society in which they are expected to be humble and human team-players.
Medical culture's hierarchical and autocratic nature harms not just patients and students but doctors too. The good news is that change is in the air – but it won't be easy.
People with cancer are concerned about losing their jobs if they take ‘too much’ leave for treatment.
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Some Australians with cancer face discrimination when attempting to access financial services, are treated unfairly by their employers, and face significant financial burden when travelling for treatment…
It’s not likely legislative changes in the way bullying is handled will result in a flood of complaints.
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The response to legal changes that allow employees being bullied at work to apply to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for an order to make the behaviour stop has already attracted the predictable criticism…