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Benefits Pro: Workplace bullying legislation repeatedly defeated

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

By Scott Wooldridge, Benefits Pro, March 3, 2014

Public awareness of workplace bullying has never been higher, thanks to high-profile cases such as the one involving Miami Dolphins teammates Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. Yet none of the more than two dozen states that have taken up the issue has actually passed any legislation to tackle the problem.

A recent survey found that 93 percent of Americans support legislation that would offer protections against bullying at work. The survey, conducted by Zogby Analytics for the Workplace Bullying Institute, found that 27 percent of Americans report having experienced abusive conduct at work. Another 21 percent say they have witnessed such behavior. Overall, 72 percent of those surveyed said they were aware of the issue of workplace bullying.

“Everybody has a story,” said Gary Namie, co-founder and director of the Workplace Bullying Institute. “It is an epidemic. When you count witnesses, 65 million people in the workforce know firsthand what (bullying) is about.”

The Incognito-Martin case brought workplace bullying into the spotlight.

Martin accused Incognito of bullying him, and then left the team. A lawyer hired by the National Football League to investigate the matter recently released a report concluding that Incognito “engaged in a pattern of harassment” of Martin.

Namie and his Bellingham, Wash.-based institute have been working on the issue for more than 20 years, but he said that the Incognito-Martin case caused “a tectonic shift.”

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WBI 2014 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey Infographic

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014



Infographic design by David Phillips, WBI



The results for our WBI 2014 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey are in! Check out this infographic and please share.

Read the summary of the Survey results.

Or download the complete report.

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Workplace Bullying Institute Research: Bullying by Industry

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

BULLYING BY INDUSTRY
WBI – 2013 – Industry Survey

The purpose of this final 2013 survey was to determine in which industries workplace bullying occurs.

A total of 401 respondents completed this “Industry” survey during the summer of 2013.

The questions and proportions for each response are found below.

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UK Unions Address Workplace Bullying

Friday, November 29th, 2013

A new study from the UK Federation of Entertainment Unions found that workplace bullying, along with harassment and discrimination, is major issue in the creative industries.

The report took center stage at the Creating without Conflict conference in London on November 19, 2013. Along with the survey results the Unions called for confidential hotlines to help their bullied members, as well as better training for management.

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These findings come from a survey, Creating Without Conflict, compiled by the Federation of Entertainment Unions, which includes Equity, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, the Musicians’ Union, BECTU and the National Union of Journalists. Its aim was to assess how widespread bullying, harassment and discrimination is in the entertainment and media industries, with more than 4,000 people from across the different unions taking part. Respondents included household names and top screenwriters, as well as people at the beginning of their careers.

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WBI Research: Bullied Targets Discover Workplace Bullying

Monday, September 9th, 2013

BULLIED TARGETS DISCOVER WORKPLACE BULLYING
WBI – 2013 – Discovery Survey

At WBI over the years, we have been called by nearly 10,000 individuals seeking answers to their questions about their irrational and destructive workplace bullying experiences. In our 3-step Target Action Plan, the first step begins with an acknowledgment that the abusive conduct was perpetrated by others external to themselves. That step typically is the first time a name is given to the assaults that comprise bullying.

Corrective actions all depend on that initial recognition. In this survey we asked targets of, and witnesses to, the bullying to describe the timing of the recognition of the label for their experiences and its source.

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Fill out the newest WBI Survey

Monday, August 26th, 2013

At WBI we want to know more about the nature of workplaces where bullying occurs.

If have ever been a target of workplace bullying, or are currently struggling with a bully at work, please take a moment to fill this out.




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Help us finish our survey – discovering Workplace Bullying

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Please complete the newest WBI 6-question survey. Share how you discovered/came upon/”stumbled upon” workplace bullying. Thank you.

Watch this space for results. See results of our other 37 studies completed to date with downloadable reports.

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New WBI Survey

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Please take some time to complete the newest WBI Survey. How did you first discover workplace bullying?

Click here to take the survey

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If you work in K-12 American schools, please complete a survey

Monday, May 6th, 2013

A WBI Affiliate asks for your help if you work in K-12 American schools:

Please complete this survey that is part of my Doctoral dissertation through Aurora University, Aurora, IL.

The topic is “ A Systems Approach to Workplace Bullying in the K-12 Public Education Setting”.

Participants are invited to complete the survey regarding their observations or experiences in any of the roles in workplace bullying in the school setting. The opportunity to participate in an interview (either in person or by phone) regarding the experiences is available by providing the information at the end of the survey. Non-American respondents are not eligible for an interview at this time.

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Employer Workplace Bullying Policies – WBI Survey – 2012-B

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Employer Workplace Bullying Policies
2012 WBI Instant Poll – B

Using our Instant Poll capability here at the WBI website, we asked 311 respondents (98% of whom are self-declared targets of bullying):

Does (did) your employer have a specific policy prohibiting workplace bullying? [It can be part of another policy, but there must be protections for everyone, regardless of sex, age, religion, etc.]

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