Other problems in the workplace can consist of problems with co-workers. Employees with depression can become irritable due to antidepressants or simply their depression, which can cause them to snap at coworkers and even customers causing other work related stress. They can also have problems snapping at coworkers when things are moving too fast for the depressive and the stress gets to them. Added stress from being late to work can add more issues or strain on the depressive. They might
Bullying has frequently being associated with a stressful and negative working environment. Numerous work environmental and organisational factors can be considered to produce occupational stress which could possibly increase the risk of bullying or conflict among employees. A stressful working environment may result in interpersonal conflicts and peer bullying may be the outcome (Einarsen et al, 1994). Stress and frustration are also seen as causes of bullying and stress is often a result of poor organisation and management within the workplace. High levels of stress can result in managers taking out their stress on employees.
Discrimination is a big struggle managers in the human resource department face at the workplace, especially since the consequences are high, and the company’s reputation is at stake. Discrimination usually occurs during hiring, firing, training, job assigning, demoting, and promoting. Discrimination in the workplace is against the law and occurs when an employer judges an employee due to human factors such as: age, race, disability, compensation, genetic information, harassment, origin, pregnancy, religion, retaliation, or physical appearance. Disability discrimination is the act of harassing an employee due to his or her disability, or when job applicants are requested to answer questions about medical conditions or take medical exams. It
(2001) found that bullying can be physical or spiritual attacks done repeatedly, with the intention to intimidate, create an unpleasant environment or cause feelings of anxiety. Shapiro, Baumeister, and Kessler (1991) identifies bullying as negative actions, whether done directly by the agent (bullies) on the target or victim in the form of verbal, physical or psychological. O’Driscoll et. al (2011) identified workplace bullying as becoming a major concern, not only between workers and in organizations, but it everywhere. Studies have reported the serious of the negative consequences of bullying.
The prospective for job improvement is a momentous defence against existing stress, with under promotion, lack of training, and job insecurity being stressful. Relationships at work and the organizational culture are two additional sources of stress. Managers who are decisive, tough, uncooperative or bullying generate stress, while an optimistic social aspect of work and good team working reduces it. (Michie,
Other important agents are social norms and organizational culture. Bullying and workplace harassment adversely affects the individual victim, the employer organization and at large, the economy. The existence of unsafe work environment characterized by bullying and harassment undermines the business growth and profitability of organizations and also leads to a damaging impact on the organization’s corporate image. Employer organization consequently has to pay in terms of litigation, increased staff turnover and loss of morale, absenteeism, potential workers’ compensation claims etc. Furthermore, workplace harassment results in loss of time and productivity due to negative circumstances keeping employees preoccupied, loss of skill and experience due to employees leaving the organization and harm to company’s market
Introduction Sweatshops make up the behind the scenes of most wealthy companies; however, this common practice is especially unethical for the employees. The United States General Accounting Office defines a sweatshop as a business that regularly violates both wage or child labor and safety or health laws. Sweatshops offer unfair wages for unreasonable hours, while also maintaining extremely poor working conditions. Employees, whom are sometimes even children, are vulnerable and desperate for a job. Their need for employment inhibits them from realizing the deteriorating state of their health and safety.
Employer can also be bullies. Bad employers use bullying strategically to rid the workplace of good employees to avoid a legal obligation, such as paying some worker’s compensation or claims. The workplace bullying can be direct or indirect, may be missed by superiors or known by many throughout the organization. Workplace bullying can be either direct or indirect behavior which is perceived as affecting an employee’s right to dignity and respect at work. It can be expressed through
Whistle-blowing is used to draw attention to an unethical or illegal activity and or behaviour. There are many difficulties in being a successful whistle-blower. The individual or individuals who whistle-blow are faced with: intimidation, harassment and retaliation; as well as the dilemma of being loyal to the company who pays them or serving the public’s best interests. There is always the possibility of losing their job and being put in a position where they will no longer be able to work in the industry. The above are just a few examples of the difficulties a whistle-blower can expect.
The country wants low rate of unemployment because high unemployment brings some costs in an economy. Firstly, those who are unemployed will not receive any wages, means they face money crisis. Secondly, it can lead to government costs; increase in unemployment means that they need to give unemployed people for some social welfare. On the other hand, tax revenue will decrease because there are less tax payers. The unemployment also causes to increase crime rate, homeless people and poverty.