Workplace bullying is a very real problem.

 

The 2014 survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute shows 27 percent of American workers have been bullied on the job and 21 percent have witnessed the bullying.

 

Etiquette expert Jodi Smith on WIOD's South Florida's First News says the first thing to do is acknowledge that the bullying is happening.

 

The second step is to start keeping a log of bullying incidents.

 

Once you've done those things, then approach your human resources department with the information.

 

Workplace bullying is defined as repetitive, abusive conduct that is threatening, humiliating or intimidating and can include work sabotage or verbal abuse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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