Which Countries Are Most Interested In Workplace Bullying?

Which corner of the world googles the phrase “workplace bullying” the most?  Well Australia and Ireland seem pretty matched in the number 1 & 2 spots — which given the disparity of size of the two countries says something for the plight of the Irish worker.  New Zealand isn’t far behind.  And, the UK, Canada and the US follow showing the least interest.

The top trending news stories about workplace bullying are related to health issues and legislation:

Myth Busting: Same-Sex Harassment is not always legal!

Lately  a slew of  major newspaper and television news stories have  highlighted woman on woman bullying.  Almost all of them quote advocates who say that “status blind” harassment is legal.  But, that’s not always true.  If a woman can prove that, as surveys show, she’s being singled out by a female boss because the bully feels more comfortable harassing women than men  then she may well have a claim under Sexual Harassment.    Why is it so important for advocates to keep the message as pure as possible?  While dramatic messages sell papers, books, and can propel the agenda of a cause it can also unfairly limit the needed information that traumatized victims/targets receive.   ALWAYS speak with an attorney to understand the options that may or may not be open to you. Continue reading