It is known as workplace harassment and consists of hostile treatment and unjustified psychological violence carried out by an employee or group of employees towards another colleague in the work environment at least once a week and for more than six months.
Workplace harassment, if it occurs, always has to be verifiable. Despite the fact that harassing behaviors have a clandestine nature, and that is normally denied by those who practice it, it can be recorded thanks to recordings, documents and witnesses.
According to Professors Iñaki Piñuel y Zabala, these are some most common examples of Mobbing:
  • Shouting or insulting.
  • Set deadlines that are unattainable or impossible to meet.
  • Reduce the responsibilities of your job.
  • Ignore, or exclude workers.
  • Block your professional development.
  • Continuously criticize ideas, proposals, solutions or the work that the harassed person does.
  • Invading privacy (mail, your phone, documents, drawers)
  • Attack your personal convictions, ideology or religion.
  • Assign demeaning, unpleasant, and uncomfortable roles.
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