Workplace bullying


HRMD 314 Human Resource Management


Workplace bullying

Managing Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying is defined as “situations where an employee repeatedly and over a prolonged time period is exposed to harassing behavior from one or more colleagues and where the targeted person is unable to defend him-/herself against this systematic mistreatment (” This practice includes constant harassment and conflict that causes harm to an individual. In addition to bullying, other safety and health concerns can become evident within the working environment. For example, poor maintenance of equipment, outdated safety protocols, and lack of a safety culture can create risks.

Please read the case study on Page 401 of our course text, (Links to an external site.) and answer the following questions in your initial discussion forum prompt:

  1. Do you think Ming is correct in saying Mindy is bullying her? What are the indications of bullying?
  2. What advice would you give to Ming?
  3. How would you handle this situation with Mindy, without embarrassing Ming?
  4. Should Ming have any safety concerns? Why or why not?
  5. What types of health concerns could Ming experience as a result of the stress caused by being bullied?

Workplace bullying



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