Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Mobbing and Bullying

Did you know that particular forms of harassment are studied under the title 'moral harassment'?
Nah, I didn't think so. I didn't know this either. It's what the dinner lady, Mrs Hill, is being subjected to in the case of the Essex school that tried to prevent the parents of a bullied child learning of what their girl had been subjected to. Until now, I could easily have expressed my outrage a la Daily Mail reader and declaimed the perpetrators and their protectors. Instead, I can now refer you to a Portuguese study that categorises Mrs Hill's unfortunate experience as 'moral harassment'. Or, in other words, 'mobbing and bullying'. It's quite prevalent in the health and social care sector apparently.

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