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Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
It is a rare occurrence that bullies are the ones punished with negative consequences for their actions (targets report 2 to 11% rate, according to different WBI studies). Much more likely, bullied targets are punished with job loss (78% as reported by targets, 61% as the public believes) and transfers.
However, thanks to rising public awareness of workplace bullying, more bullies are being banished from sites where they caused incredible harm.
To those employers: Congratulations.
Just because the major stressor is gone does not mean the emotional distress will clear itself automatically with the passage of time. Recognize that both bullied targets, the direct recipients of the abuse, as well as witnessing coworkers were affected.
Remarkably, some managers now show concern for those still hurting (anxiety, depression, PTSD) after the bully is no longer around. The calls to us compelled us to create a service called — Workplace Bullying Recovery Day. Its goal is to validate affected work team members whose shared experience was painful, whether contact with the source of distress was direct or vicarious. Trust in a safe, secure workplace and loyalty to the employer were shattered. Recovery Day can help restore the sense of safety and trust in the employer.
The incredibly fee for the service is our way of thanking good employers for doing the right thing for workers who survived the bullying experience.
Read the details about the Workplace Bullying Recovery Day.