How to prevent and defend against mobbing in a workplace?

Zbigniew Kohnke, Jacek Winiarski

The phenomenon of mobbing has been recognized by researchers, psychologists, lawyers and legislators as very harmful. However, employees suffering from mobbing in the workplace can be protected in many ways. This article aims to show the most important ways of protecting against mobbing in the workplace. Our work identifies psychological forms of support. We put an emphasis on victim and persecutorpersonalities as well. We also show our recommendations concerning prevention of this form of harassment in an organizational perspective. The next part of the article explains how important is the legal aspect of mobbing and protection of employees’ personal rights: we write about the case-law cited in the Labour Code, the Civil Code and the Criminal Code. Particular emphasis is placed on the Polish labour market.

Keywords: harassment, mobbing, workplace, prevention, law

JEL classification: M5 Personnel Economics, J7 Labor Discrimination, I1 Health

How to prevent and defend against mobbing in a workplace?


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