Bullying is a serious problem in the workplace that affects all races and walks of life, and now a recent survey from Careerbuilder is showing how workers with Long Island jobs are dealing with the issue.
Twenty-eight percent of workers reported they have felt bullied at work – nearly one in five (19 percent) of these workers left their jobs because of it.
Minorities continue to face challenges in being treated fairly and equally in the workplace, according to the study. Forty-four percent of physically disabled workers have felt bullied at the office. Thirty percent of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) workers shared this sentiment.
Comparing genders, female workers were significantly more likely to experience bullying at work (34 percent) than their male counterparts (22 percent).
Comparing racial segments, minorities were not the only ones to experience strong-arming at the hands of co-workers or the boss. Twenty-seven percent of African American workers and 25 percent of Hispanic workers said they have been bullied at work compared to 24 percent of Caucasian males.
Of those who reported being bullied at some point in their careers, the percentages that said that they are currently being bullied break down as follows:
Management (manager, director, team leader, vice president and above) – 27 percent
Professional and technical – 21 percent
Entry-level/administrative and clerical– 26 percent
Highest Level of Education Attained
High school graduate – 28 percent
Associate’s degree – 21 percent
Bachelor’s degree or higher – 23 percent
Earning less than $50,000 – 28 percent
Earning $50,000 or more – 19 percent