By Melissa C. Martin | February 23, 2011
CBC radio broadcasted a segment in late November regarding harassment and bullying in the workplace. Host Anna Maria Tremonti interviewed individuals and revealed some details about a recent study in the US:
According to the Workplace Institute in Washington, 13% of Americans are being bullied; 24% have been in the past and 14% have only witnessed an event or events. The study concluded that 54 million Americans have been affected by this damaging issue in the workplace. It’s believed 5 million Canadians are affected by bullying or harassment.
As a certified harassment advisor, one who works on a (potential) harassment case, and a career coach with certification in solution-focused counseling, here is what to do to alleviate harassment or bullying in the workplace: