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Workplace Bullying

8 Steps to Take to Stop Bullying in Your Workplace

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 11.03.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Part 2 of a 2-part series In our previous article on the topic of workplace bullying, we provided some statistics on numbers of workers affected by w...

How To Handle A Job Interviewer That Acts Like A Bully

Vicki Salemi | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Vicki Salemi

Let's face it: When you go on a job interview you don't only hope to ace it; you're also looking to build real rapport with your interviewers. Connect...

I Hate Bullies

Kristin Battista-Frazee | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristin Battista-Frazee

The overall lesson is we should be nicer to each other. If you see abusive behavior speak out against it and keep in mind you never know what pain someone is trying to overcome. The bully and person who is bullied both suffer.

Top Nonexistent Law That Will Get You Fired: Hostile Work Environment

Donna Ballman | Posted 12.17.2016 | Business
Donna Ballman

Many people contact me after having been fired for complaining about their hostile work environment. They write a long email to HR or their boss explaining, in excruciating detail, all the ways their boss or a colleague is harassing them at work.

Report From Purple America: Donald Trump, Anger and the Diminishment of the American Dream

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 08.26.2016 | Entertainment
Stuart Muszynski

In the recent Republican Debate, Ohio Governor John Kasich commented that Donald Trump has struck a cord in America -- that people are angry and fed up. Since then, Trump has continued his ascent in the polls and the reality of this anger has set in.

4 Lessons I Learned From Being Bullied at Work

Luisa Zhou | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Luisa Zhou

It was just a few months into my first job out of college, and already, the starry-eyed enthusiasm I'd started with had mutated into depression and fear.

CAABS Drive Workplace Bullying

S. L. Young | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

Everyone has a responsibility to collectively work together to prevent workplace bullying to ensure that bullies don't win and targets don't unnecessarily have to deal with abuse or suffer alone.

Are Workplace Bullies Rewarded for Their Behavior?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Bullying behavior (especially if such behavior seems to be rewarded) can encourage non-bullies, or victims, to take up abusive behavior themselves. In this way, the act of bullying by one individual can impact an entire company by fostering behavior that trickles down the entire organizational ladder.

Emily Thomas

Being Ignored At Work May Be Worse Than Being Bullied | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Have you ever felt that your office resembles a grown-up version of high school? Are there gabby cliques and BFFs gossiping near the coffee machine, w...

Opposing the Bully Mentality, Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Harlan Green

So it turns out the bully mentality is part of human nature, really, and so part of our culture. It is then up to those employees who want to better themselves to find a way to oppose that culture and mentality.

It's Possible That Jimmy Fallon Is a Natural-Born Nice Guy

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.19.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Studies have long challenged the idea that nice guys finish first. So is Fallon an anomaly? Or does he represent a shift in the balance of power between the tyrants and the team players?

WATCH: I Left My Bullying Boss On The Side Of The Freeway

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Standing up to a bully in the workplace can be difficult, especially when the bully is your boss. Stress expert Becki Houlston finally confronted her ...

Christie, the Workplace and the Culture of Retaliation

Janice Harper | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Janice Harper

Left or right, liberal or conservative, retaliation thrives in our political arenas -- and no arena is more political than where any of us spend our day and earn our pay -- the politics of work.

Adult Bullying: Harassment By People You Respect

Sue Scheff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Sue Scheff

Bullying doesn't come to a standstill after graduating from the playground, and giving grown-ups a pass on aggressive behavior only sets a bad example for our children still on the playground.

The Kind Of Bullying That Doesn't Get Talked About | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business

The verbal abuse and public humiliation was the kind that would make me walk out the door to keep from getting an assault charge....

3 Ways To Stop Workplace Bullying

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Yes, you've read this title correctly and yes, you're still in the 'Post 50' column in HuffPost. Bullying isn't just for kids. Although we have no estimates on its prevalence in the adult population, we do know that being teased or poked fun at by co-workers, family members, neighbors, or acquaintances is a highly stressful experience.

The Shutdown Is Workplace Bullying Gone Wild

Cindy Waitt | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Cindy Waitt

We currently face a government shutdown and the tactics being used by the "shutdown" gang are textbook bully tactics.

Bullying, Mobbing and the Role of Shame

Janice Harper | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Janice Harper

If the goal of opposing workplace bullying is indeed to promote more humane workplace environments, decrease workplace aggression, and reduce the potential for workplace violence, shaming targets or shaming bullies is counterproductive.

New Girl on the Block: Identifying and Coping With Workplace Bullies

Dontaira Terrell | Posted 11.04.2013 | Women
Dontaira Terrell

More than 50 million Americans have reported being bullied at work at a point in time in their career. I myself am included in this number.

Haunted by "Ghosts of Bosses Past"?

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

'Tis the season for gatherings and good cheer with friends and colleagues present and past. But do these gatherings provide you with memories of bad experiences with bad bosses, bullies perhaps?

Who Did You Bully Today?

Cindy Waitt | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Cindy Waitt

Hopping onto the anti-bullying bandwagon is also a good thing, but as you do, consider the role we adults play every day in the lives of our kids, and other people's kids. As there are many ways kids bully, there are even more ways we adults bully.

The Bully at Work

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

When we talk about bullies, we typically place them at school. Bullying in school and its devastating impact on those who are bullied has made its way into mainstream consciousness. But bullying doesn't stop at the school level.

Documentary on Workplace Bullying Presents a Different View

Janice Harper | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business
Janice Harper

Kevin Morrissey's death cannot be undone, and no suicide is ever fully understood. But What Killed Kevin? provides a starting point for understanding workplace aggression.


Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Bullying can happen in various forums and to individuals of all ages. Those without a voice, children, teenagers, the physically and mentally challenged, and the shy and timid are all vulnerable and in need of protection.

Mobbing in the Workplace: Even the Good Go Bad

Janice Harper | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business
Janice Harper

Mobbing is widely understood in Europe as a form of collective aggression that profoundly impacts a targeted worker's health and productivity, but less known in the U.S. where "bullying" is a more common explanation for interpersonal workplace aggression.