Saturday, March 08, 2008
Hostile behavior, whether blatant or passive, leads to higher levels of stress; anxiety; and anger. It also leads to lower levels of job commitment and high turnover, according to a study co-sponsored by the American Psychological Association, the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology— presented Saturday, March 8, 2008, in Washington, D.C., at the International Conference on Work, Stress and Health.
Bad bosses already know this—that’s why they do it. And it’s not against the law. And they have all the power—in a their-word-against-an-employee’s-word battle, management always protects the higher-level employee—even when they’re wrong—so they can avoid legal liability.
So, even if it were against the law, who would enforce it?