Andrea Adams Trust on Workplace Bullying

The Andrea Adams Trust is a non-profit organization in England committed to the preventing workplace bullying.  It is named for the late Andrea Adams, the pioneering journalist who popularized the term workplace bullying in the late 1980s and early 1990s in a series of BBC broadcasts and in her book, Bullying at Work: How to Confront and Overcome It.

AAT has produced an excellent factsheet on workplace bullying (link below) that is worth a look even for those of us on the other side of the Atlantic.  Some of the informational highlights include:

• The effects of workplace bullying are
estimated to be responsible for between
one third to a half of all stress related
illnesses. UMIST

• More than two million people at work
consider themselves as being bullied. One
in four people report to have been bullied
within the last five years. UMIST

• Unofficial estimates put the cost of stress
related illness in the workplace as high as
twelve billion pounds or more.

• 18.9 million working days are lost each
year as a direct result of workplace bullying
UMIST. With 30 times more days lost to
industry than those lost through industrial
disputes. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

• 3.6% of salary budgets (national average) is
paid to people absent from work due to
stress related illness. DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH

 

Website for Andrea Adams Trust

PDF for AAT factsheet on workplace bullying

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