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23/05/2002

Factsheet 23 - Bullying at work

Factsheet 23 - Bullying at work

The Agency is producing a series of fact sheets to help tackle workrelated stress (WRS) and some of its key triggers. Bullying is highly associated with WRS. This fact sheet gives information and suggestions for those wanting to take practical action to tackle bullying at work. The further information section at the end gives detail on Agency sources of assistance, including other fact sheets in this series. Bullying at work constitutes a significant problem in the European work force. The costs are considerable for both the worker and the organisation. Moreover, bullying should be regarded as unethical, oppressive behaviour and therefore unacceptable in the work environment. Prevention of bullying at work is one of the objectives in the Communication from the European Commission on the new strategy on health and safety at work.

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