Bullied at Work (Part One)

May 15, 2015

25% of US workers reports being bullied at work, yet they have no legal recourse. Ali Velshi and Lori Gordon investigate


Bullied at Work (Part One)

More than 1-in-4 workers in the U.S. reports being bullied by a co-worker or boss, according to a survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute. 80% OF THOSE SURVEYED REPORTED DEBILITATING ANXIETY, 30% PTSD AND 49% SUFFERED A CLINICAL DEPRESSION. THE FINANCIAL COST OF BULLYING TO U.S BUSINESS IS BETWEEN $6 AND $13 BILLION PER YEAR INCLUDING DECREASED PRODUCTIVITY AND INCREASED ABSENTEEISM. This year alone, 11 "Anti Workplace bullying" laws have been introduced in 10 states. But for now, victims of workplace bullying still have no legal recourse. THOSE OPPOSED TO ANTI-WORKPLACE BULLYING LAWS SAY THEY WOULD UNLEASH A TORRENT OF FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS. Watch part two


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