Health Hub: Workplace Bullying

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Workplace bullying is, quite simply, an abuse of power. It is behavior that intimidates, degrades or offends a person, often in front of others. The perpetrator can be a supervisor, administrator, senior faculty or even a colleague. The AFT has found that a workplace culture may encourage this behavior. No matter the circumstances, victims of workplace bullying are left feeling defenseless and demoralized.They can begin to experience the symptoms of chronic stress – including fatigue, high blood-pressure and finally depression.The folder contains essential tools designed to support colleagues and to work with your union to put an end to it.