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Document ID (ISN)110258
CIS number 09-1417
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bonafons C., Jehel L., Coroller-Béquet A.
Title Specificity of the links between workplace harassment and PTSD: Primary results using court decisions, a pilot study in France
Bibliographic information Apr. 2009, Vol.82, No.5, p.663-668. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract France is one of the first countries to have passed specific legislation concerning "mental harassment" (bullying) in the workplace. The objective of this study was to clarify the criteria that French courts consider as characteristic of mental harassment, and to check whether the specific links between mental harassment at work and post-traumatic stress disorder reported in recent international studies have been taken into account. The study was based on a sample of 22 persons who were legally recognized as having been mentally harassed at work, selected from the French Ministry of Justice Website. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) bullying; legislation; traumatic neurosis; France
Descriptors (secondary) case law
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Bullying and mobbing
Mental health