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Document ID (ISN)108271
CIS number 08-988
ISBN(s) 92-897-0974-X
Year 2007
Convention or series no. EF/06/98/EN
Title Violence, harassment and discrimination in the workplace
Bibliographic information European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Wyattville Road, Loughingstown, Dublin 18, Ireland, 2007. viii, 134p. (This chapter: p.35-40). Illus.
Internet access http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/pubdocs/2006/98/en/2/ef0698en.pdf [in English]
http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/docs/ewco/4EWCS/ef0698/chapter4.pdf ((Ch.4)) [in English]
Abstract Ch. 4 in the Fourth European Working Conditions Survey. It identified the extent of the violence and harassment across Europe in 2005. Around 5% of workers reported having experienced violence, bullying or harassment at work. In 2002, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions conducted a comparative analysis to map the patterns and trends of harassment and violence at work in the European Union and to clarify the concepts involved. This report analyses how the concepts of violence, harassment and bullying have evolved with regard to the working environment and identifies some of the differences in cultural perspectives regarding these issues. It also surveys the variety of legislative and non-legislative measures that have emerged to combat the problem at national and EU level, as well as positive examples of preventative good practice.
Descriptors (primary) bullying; sexual harassment; violence; psychology of work organization; European Union
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; psychology and sociology; comment on directive; comment on law; survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceIreland
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Sexual harassment
Violence
Bullying and mobbing
Psychology of work organization
Violence and terrorism