Allowing bullying in the workplace is a cost to the organization. You have to wonder why they continue to support this activity when it costs them money. I am still looking for the first state to pass a healthy workplace bill. With the money they are spending I could house a lot of homeless folks with tiny houses and link them to services. Be safe, stay calm and ring in 2017 with a positive attitude. Thanks MA!
Bullying leads to stress, and stress leads to health problems. Health problems can then eventually lead to poor work performance. At that point, workplace bullying targets can either:
- Take paid sick leave, which lets employees prevent, recover from, and manage illness
- File for workers compensation
- Take family medical leave
- Seek disability insurance
As of last year, Massachusetts employers are required to provide their employees with 10 sick days, still worse than Norway, Germany, the UK, and Japan (all offering up to 26 weeks) but better than the rest of the U.S., where there is no federal paid sick leave law or provision for replacing lost wages.
In a 2013 poll, the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) found that slightly more than half of respondents took no sick leave, leaving them vulnerable to health problems, poor work performance, and worsened personal relationships.
That means that nearly half of respondents took some…
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