|Document ID (ISN)||107074|
||92-4-159052-1 (En); 92-4-259052-5 (fr)
|Convention or series no.
||Protecting Workers' Health Series No.4
||Gilioli R., Fingerhut M.A., Kortum-Margot E.
||Raising awareness of psychological harassment at work
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service,1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, [ca 2003]. 38p. Illus. 19 ref.
||http://www.who.int/entity/occupational_health/publications/en/pwh4e.pdf [in English]
http://www.who.int/entity/occupational_health/publications/en/pwh4f.pdf [in French]
||Psychological harassment is a form of employee abuse arising from unethical behaviour and leading to victimization of the worker. It is an increasing worldwide problem, which can produce serious negative consequences on the quality of life and on individuals' health. This booklet aims to raise awareness of this issue among health professionals, decision makers, managers, human resources directors, legal community, unions and workers worldwide. It provides information on the characteristics of psychological harassment, such as the definition, differences between normal conflicts and psychological harassment at work, the ways it is practised and the potential consequences for health and society. Special attention is devoted to the causes that favour its development and the measures to be adopted in order to combat it and react to it.
||bullying; human behaviour; WHO; sexual harassment
||human relations; psychology and sociology; safety guides; ethics; health hazards
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||Italy; WHO|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Bullying and mobbing