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The resources in this section are organized in response to specific questions regarding workplace mobbing. Click the following titles to access a list of relevant resources.For more general lists, click here to go to the Resources by Topic section.

Mobbing or Bullying:

What is the difference between
bullying and mobbing?

The terms mobbing and bullying are often used synonymously both in everyday conversation and in academic research. While the two phenomena have certain similarities, they are very different in a number of ways. The resources in this section will help to clarify this distinction.

Targets of Silence:

What is ostracism and how is it used in the context of workplace mobbing?

Silence can, in many instances, speak louder than words. Exclusion and ostracism are powerful tools used by many aggressors in cases of workplace mobbing. Resources in this section examine the nature and consequences of ostracism.

Making Noise:

What is whistleblowing at work?
How is it linked to mobbing?

Whistleblowing, or exposing a wrongdoing at work, can trigger a number of actions and reactions in the workplace. Resources in this section examine the process of whistleblowing and the problems that an individual may encounter.

 

Aggressive Accusations:

How are terms such as harassment and
bullying used against a target of mobbing?

In an attempt to rally emotional support and justify their actions, the members of a mob will often demonize their target. Unfounded accusations of sexual harassment, bullying, and verbal abuse are often used to justify elimination of a individual worker. The resources in this section explore these accusation and labels in the context of mobbing.

How does mobbing affect a target's
friends and families?

Watching a loved one suffer through the emotional and physical devastation of a mobbing is a painful process. The resources in this section focus on the experiences of friends, families, and observers.