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Monday, November 18th, 2013
While some have said that the situation with the Miami Dolphins is unique to football, workplace bullying is ubiquitous.
By Aaron Gordon, Pacific-Standard, November 18, 2013
Unless you have been living under a particularly shady rock or have the preternatural gift to ignore the sporting world and all its permeating controversies, you’ve heard about the vicious bullying case involving Richie Incognito and the Miami Dolphins. Just in case: although the situation is far from concluded, it seems clear Incognito (a veteran offensive lineman with a history of bullying) tormented second-year teammate Jonathan Martin with racist and sexual slurs and forced him to spend $15,000 to fund a team trip to Las Vegas that he did not attend, in addition to other brutish behavior ultimately resulting in Martin storming out of the team facility to check himself into a hospital due to emotional distress.
Unfortunately, the Dolphins case may be more typical than many believe. While some have been quick to surmise that the professional sports locker room is a unique atmosphere, previous research about workplace bullying indicates otherwise. The severity may differ from place to place, but workplace bullying is a recognized issue in most Western countries, and its effects on tormented employees permeate all industries.
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Monday, November 26th, 2012
Taming the Workplace Bully, By Adam Piore, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, November 21, 2012
It started during the training sessions for her new job. Elizabeth Santeramo, a cancer information specialist in New York, saw a woman across the room glance in her direction, whisper in the ear of a co-worker, and then snort derisively. The episode seemed so brazenly immature, as if plucked directly from Mean Girls, that Santeramo shrugged it off. “The work we were doing was to help people who were just diagnosed with cancer,” she says. “We’re all empathic, compassionate people, I told myself. I’m just being paranoid.” A few days later, the abusive snickering intensified.
Saturday, March 12th, 2011
The reluctance of coworkers to come to the aid of bullied targets baffles and perplexes all targets. They are good people. Why don’t others help them when they need it. Here’s a study that provides new explanations (or simply reinforces what a bullied target might have suspected). (more…)