Workplace Harassment


It is defined as workplace harassment or also known as moral harassment at work, to the action carried out by a person or a group of it that lead to produce fear, terror, contempt or discouragement in the worker, causing some havoc in the I work for the person who suffers from it. This occurs when an individual or group of them who receive psychological violence in an unjustified manner through the implementation of negative and hostile acts within the work by external social groups, their peers or their own subordinates, and even their superiors. This behavior usually has the objective of intimidating him in order to better submit him to his designs or, failing that, that the affected person leave the job permanently.

As expected, within the scope of work, each person acts responsibly, fulfilling their obligations and performing as a team with colleagues. However, this does not always happen in all cases. Since there are times when a worker can be a victim of workplace harassment and it occurs at the time when another employee or the boss is dedicated to intimidating that person.

On the other hand, in the English language it uses the term “mobbing” to refer to the excessive pressure and symbolic violence that is exerted within the work environment, against some individual or group of them. The person who is affected by this type of situation can be tormented with comments in bad taste or repeatedly hear exaggerated criticism regarding the performance of their job. Generally, the goal of the stalker is for the victim to end up quitting her job or, failing that, to change her behavior, which is contrary to the personal interests of the stalker.

For his part, with respect to the harasser, he generally implements workplace harassment against that person who appears as a direct competition towards him or who could unseat him from a relatively comfortable position. Another form of workplace bullying occurs when the harasser wants to rip off a co-worker.