Bullying in the Workplace

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The Fourth International Conference on Workplace Bullying wrapped up in Norway yesterday. And corporate America is filled with bullying bosses, who often get away with their tirades as long as they don't hurt the bottom line.

Advocates for the bullied say enough is enough, and that the fallguys need legal protection. But corporate employment attorneys say that business doesn't need another victim class.

Click the "Listen" link to hear why bosses become bullies, and how the bullied respond.


Helge Hoel, organizational psychologist, School of Management at University of Manchester and author of the Bullying Report for the European Union

Gary Namie, director, Workplace Bullying and Trauma Institute

Bennett Tepper, professor of management, Belk College of Business at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte

Gloria Salerno, clinical psychologist and target of a bullying boss

This program aired on June 30, 2004.


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