Whitaker Institute member Dr John Cullinan, of the Population and Migration research cluster, and Dr Margaret Hodgins’ have released a new study on workplace bullying, the findings of which have been published in the journal of Occupational Medicine.
The research describes the range of impacts of workplace bullying on individuals and organisations. Using statistical methods, it estimates the number of workdays lost as a result of workplace bullying and calculates the economic value of the associated lost productivity. Overall, the research estimates a total of 1.7 million days lost due to bullying at a cost to the economy of €239 million per year. In addition, the study finds that although bullying is more prevalent in the public sector, it has a larger effect on absences in the private sector.
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