Bullying and harassment are often seen as relics of childhood. But for many, even years removed from the playground or locker room, bullying and harassment continue. While the behaviors associated with workplace harassment may be subtler than the torments faced by many children, they can nevertheless be traumatic and cause their victims significant anxiety, apprehension, and depression.
Forms of Workplace Harassment
Workplace harassment could be sexual harassment, which most people recognize as a genuine office issue, but it can also include derogatory comments based on race, religion, gender, or other elements of diversity. Harassment can also include aggressive forms of otherwise appropriate, work-related communication, such as shouting at or belittling someone for perceived poor performance.