A discount store employee from Virginia is seeking $1 million in damages, claiming that she began to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after her male boss flew into a rage and began to verbally and physically assault her, according to Courthouse News Service.
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Bullying is no longer performed by children at schools and on playgrounds. It has now found itself in the workplace where both the tormentor and its victim are adults. Last year’s survey from the Workplace Bullying Institute found that 27% of those in the workforce have or had direct experience with abusive conduct at work; 72% of the American public are aware of workplace bullying; bosses are still the majority of workplace bullies; and when confronted with the problem, 72% of the employers either deny it exists, encourage it, rationalize it or defend it.
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