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  • What is harassment?
    Harassment is a form of discrimination which violates the dignity of a person andcreates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment.Displaying or circulating offensive or suggestive material; Innuendo, mockery, lewd or sexist/racist/homophobic jokes or remarks; use of offensive language in describing or making fun of someone with a disability etc. are some examples.
  • What is bullying?
    Bullying is a form of harassment that includes hostile or vindictive behaviour, which can cause the recipient to feel threatened or intimidated. It may cause a person to feel threatened or intimidated because of the negative or hostile behaviour of another group of people or individual. Bullying may involve a misuse of power or position and is often persistent and unpredictable. It may be vindictive, cruel or malicious. However, it can also arise when a person is unaware of the effect that their behaviour is having on other persons, or does not have any intention to bully.
  • What is mobbing?
    Mobbing in the workplace is a kind of mass bullying, with collusion or active participation of the management. It is a group campaign of harassment and cruelty, conscious or unconscious, designed to undermine the confidence, the competence or effectiveness of certain employees. Mobbing tactics may include: verbal aggression, stonewalling, exclusion, gossip and slander; and physical aggression behaviors. Mobbing mostly happens due to professional jealousy, maintaining status quo, pushing out difficult or underperforming employees, driving out whistleblowers or for personal reasons.
  • What is physical abuse?
    Physical abuse is when someone hurts or harms a person on purpose. It includes: hitting with hands or objects, slapping and punching, kicking, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning and scalding, biting and scratching.
  • What is stalking?
    Stalking is unwanted and/or repeated surveillance by an individual or group toward another person. Stalking behaviors are interrelated to harassment and intimidation and may include following the victim in person or monitoring them causing fear or anxiety.
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