Economics Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Abstract

“Mobbing” refers to systematic behavior directed toward an employee over a long period of time that results in serious harm to the victim. Legislative responses to mobbing behavior in Sweden, France, Canada, and Belgium have responded in various ways to alleviate the conditions that create the psychological harm caused by this workplace phenomenon. The more muted response in the United States is linked to the individualistic assumptions prevalent in American culture that place responsibility for harmful conditions frequently on the choices of the person experiencing the harm.

Publication Date

8-2008

Publication Title

Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal

Volume

12

Start Page No.

131

End Page No.

159

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