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Workplace Bullying

This Preventing Workplace Bullying training course, which is recommended for all employees, describes the various forms of workplace bullying, employee attrition and other issues. It addresses abusive bosses, client and vendors, as well as bullying between co-workers. It explains both how to avoid bullying and how to respond to it in others.

Geography Covered: Americas, APAC | Duration: 30 minutes


According to a recent poll, 37% of workers in the U.S. reported that they've been bullied at work (Workplace Bullying Institute and Zogby International). Another survey found that 29% of HR executives had one or more employees in their workplaces resign due to workplace bullying (Challenger Gray & Christmas). Between 12% and 18% of psychological-based disability claims are directly related to bullying. Books and movies such as The Devil Wears Prada are raising awareness about an issue that is anything but fiction.

Both business executives and lawmakers are taking action to define and address workplace bullying. Anti-bullying laws are already a reality in Australia, parts of Canada and in several European countries, including the U.K. Starting with California legislators in 2003, state lawmakers nationwide in the U.S. have considered bills that would provide a cause of action based on an "abusive work environment."

Wise employers aren't waiting for public mandates and are implementing anti-bullying policies as a way to retain employees, stimulate recruitment, and maintain a healthy, happy, and more productive workforce. Proper preventing workplace bullying training can help organizations to maintain efficiency and productivity within the workplace.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • What is workplace bullying?
  • The toll that workplace bullying takes on everyone
  • Anti-bullying law and policy
  • Forms of bullying, including hostility, abuse, abuse of power, deceit and sabotage
  • Psychological causes of workplace bullying
  • Bullying as a violation of company policy
  • Enforcement
    • Workplace Bullying (US)
  • Like with all our courses, the Preventing Workplace Bullying training course was written by experts and powered by world-leading regulatory intelligence, which tracks more than 900 regulators and exchanges globally to ensure the course content is always up to date.

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