U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey

Source: Workplace Bullying Institute and Zogby International, 2007

The Workplace Bullying Institute partnered with Zogby International to conduct the first representative study of all adult Americans on the topic of workplace bullying. Sponsored by a generous gift from the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention Cindy Waitt, Executive Director. The principal findings convinced doubters that bullying was a substantial problem of epidemic proportions.

* 37% of workers have been bullied: 13% currently and 24% previously
* Most bullies are bosses (72%)
* More perpetrators are men (60%) than are women(40%)
* Most Targets (57%) are women
* Women bullies target women (71%); men target men (54%)
* Bullying is 4 times more prevalent than illegal discriminatory harassment
* 62% of employers ignore the problem
* 45% of Targets suffer stress-related health problems
* 40% of bullied individuals never tell their employers
* Only 3% of bullied people file lawsuits

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