Workplace Harrassment

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Harassment and bullying in the workplace remain a significant feature of working life, despite both an increased awareness and legislation, around the issue. Employees can experience harassment from other employees and/or managers, and more often than not, this can have profound negative impacts on both individuals and organisations. This chapter provides a sociological overview of workplace harassment; beginning with mapping out the key terms, I offer an overview of social research into workplace harassment and its connection to laws and policies. Subsequently, I provide some theoretical approaches to understanding workplace harassment and reflect on the state of legislation in the UK. This chapter also offers reflections on the #MeToo movement and explores some of the challenges of responding both academically and professionally to allegations of workplace harassment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender Based Violence
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Guide
EditorsParveen Ali, Michaela M. Rogers
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783031056406
ISBN (Print)9783031056390
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2023


  • harassment
  • bullying
  • #MeToo
  • abuse
  • discrimination at work


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