Harassment in the Workplace: Individual and Organizational Effects

Kristine Empie, Minnesota State University
Natalie Camper, The Camper Group

ABSTRACT
This paper will examine different levels of workplace harassment as well as the effects it has on both employees and employers. Harassment will be addresssed as a form of physical and/or psychological violence. In any case, victims sustain some degree of discomfort, ranging from annoyance to trauma in accordance with their personal history and the severity of the experience. The cultural climate of the organization and the way in which it deals with such issues is critical. Discussion about appropriate ways to address harassment/violence will also be discussed.

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