Bullying is a continuous borders and attacking people. Especially in the workplace or at school. The consequences are difficult – not only for victims of bullying. It is estimated that nearly 2 million people in the work place by colleagues or superiors mobbed are in Germany. The economic damage caused by the absenteeism resulting from and early retirement amounted to more than EUR 50 billion. Bullying has many causes: performance and competitive pressure in the profession grows and creates a voltage – and conflict-laden work climate. Workers can be a lot like to jeopardize their job not only in times of high unemployment and pervasive austerity measures. An anti-bullying law, such as in Sweden and France, Germany so far does not exist.
Legally defend one can however against bullying always, because this behavior is punishable in Germany. Under certain circumstances, it is for example possible to sue the mobbende (s) person (s) due to defamation, insult, libel, or personal injury. Called are employers that are committed to Arbeitsschutzgesetzt to minimize health hazards in the workplace or eradicate here of course first and foremost. Also works councils should be competent and dedicated points of contact for victims of bullying and find strong words against the perpetrators. Bullying victims first aid counselors or literature will surely find, because they show strategies to recognize bullying attacks and ways to respond to them. Long term offer one of many self-help groups in any case competent help for victims of bullying. Contact: Book Riess Church Street 13 85250 Altomunster Tel.: 08254-99 72 84 0 fax: 08254-99 72 84 2 E-mail: service(at)buch-riess.de