Bullying in the workplace is frighteningly common. One study has found that 35 percent of Americans are bullied at work. Co-author Gary Namie discusses bullying in the workplace in "The Bully at Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job," and discusses how bullying in the workplace can rise to the level of abuse whereby the abused employee is essentially in a domestic violence-type situation. He concludes that an employee suffering from bullying must address the issue with management because it is management's responsibility to manage the workplace environment. If the employee does not find help after reporting the bullying, then he/she must go higher up the management ladder.
Although there is currently no anti-bullying statutes in New Jersey, lawmakers in New Jersey, New York, and other states have suggested that such a law is necessary. Despite the current lack of specific laws protecting individuals from bullying in the workplace, it is likely that this will change in the next several years.
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