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The Bully-Proof Workplace: Essential Strategies, Tips, and Scripts for Dealing with the Office Sociopath by Molly D. Shepard, Peter J. Dean

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BULLYING: A WORKPLACE CRISIS

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.

—DESMOND TUTU

Sixty-five million workers in the United States are affected by workplace bullying each year. The numbers are staggering—and on the rise—both in the United States and globally. A study by Charlotte Rayner and her colleagues at the Manchester School of Management found that one in four people have been bullied at work.1 Perhaps not surprisingly, women are more often the targets than men. In her book The Need to Say No, Jill Brooke reports that one-third more women than men are bullied.2 Roughly one in four American workers have said that they’ve dealt with bullying at some point, according to a 2014 survey by the ...

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