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WBI Survey: Half of workplace bullied targets forgo taking leave

Monday, February 11th, 2013

HALF OF WORKPLACE BULLIED TARGETS FORGO LEAVE
UNPAID LEAVE A REALITY FOR MANY
WBI 2013-A Instant Poll

Individuals who are bullied at work can suffer stress. With prolonged exposure, that stress can trigger stress-related diseases. Health complications follow. At some point, those individuals are adversely affected and work suffers. It becomes apparent to them, coworkers, and family members that leave from work should be taken to allow for health recovery.

Leave options for American workers include taking paid sick leave, filing for workers compensation, taking family medical leave or seeking disability insurance. Only 23% of private-sector employers offer at least one day of paid sick leave. There is no national mandate for employers to provide paid sick leave in the U.S.

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