What Is Bullying?
Psychological harassment, which can also be
called workplace bullying, involves hostile and
unwelcome words or actions that affect an
employee’s dignity or integrity, and results in a
harmful workplace. A person bullies through
direct or indirect comments and behaviors with
the intention of attempting to harm a person’s
psyche, morale, reputation or general wellbeing.
Any behavior, even unintentional behavior,
that intimidates, isolates, humiliates, threatens
or discriminates against a targeted individual or
individuals can be interpreted as psychological
harassment or bullying.
What Is Not Bullying
Behavior
Bullying behavior does not include:
•Reasonable action taken in a reasonable manner
by an employer to transfer, demote, discipline,
counsel or dismiss an employee;
•A decision by an employer, based on reasonable
grounds, not to award or provide a promotion,
transfer, or benefit in connection with an
employee’s employment;
•Any other reasonable action taken in a reasonable
manner under a law affecting an employee; and
•Any other reasonable administrative action taken
in a reasonable manner by an employer in
connection with an employee’s employment.