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Document ID (ISN)107074
CIS number 07-1248
ISBN(s) 92-4-159052-1 (En); 92-4-259052-5 (fr)
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Protecting Workers' Health Series No.4
Author(s) Gilioli R., Fingerhut M.A., Kortum-Margot E.
Title Raising awareness of psychological harassment at work
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service,1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, [ca 2003]. 38p. Illus. 19 ref.
Internet access [in English] [in French]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) bullying; human behaviour; WHO; sexual harassment
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; psychology and sociology; safety guides; ethics; health hazards
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceItaly; WHO
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Ethical issues
Bullying and mobbing
Sexual harassment
Psychological factors