The findings of a Canadian study, reported here, are confronting.
Combing through 128 samples with sizes ranging from 1491 to 53,470 people, the researchers found that workplace bullying had more severe consequences than sexual harassment.
At first, I thought this couldn't be right Both are bad so why even compare? On the other hand, there are many workplaces where processes are in place to deal with sexual harassment. Fewer have processes to handle workplace bullying.
But then, both would take a massive toll. And in any case, sexual harassment is a form of bullying.
What's your take on the study? Have these been issues at your workplace? How has it been handled?