A report from the Cascade Employers Association shows more than 64% of workers report they are currently working with a bully.
Correcting and preventing workplace bullying is the target of a training class the CEA is offering in November.
Spokesman Bill Swift says the bullying can be covert: "We know we feel intimidated, but we're not quite sure. You know an unfair assignment, sarcasm, even eye-rolling or ignoring; freezing out. Some people call it shunning, isolation, belittling, minimizing other's contribution. Some people call it emotional blackmail. And how to identify and set limits and create a culture that does not allow that kind of behavior is really where we want to focus our conversation."
The Cascade Employers Association is offering the three hour class on November 14th and 15th in Salem and Portland. Here’s the link to the Cascade Employers Association: www.cascadeemployers.com