Essay on Workplace Is A Form Of Oppression Or Discrimination
Workplace bullying is a form of oppression or discrimination that is targeted against a group of employees or an individual through verbal comments, nonverbal behaviours, and physical abuse, psychological and /or humiliation; which can them mentally affect or socially isolate the person in the workplace (Bullying on the workplace, 2014, para. 1). As we all know that workplace bullying can happen to anyone partly because of their sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, gender difference, marital status, age, education, social economic status, and ability or disability. For example, an immigrant employee who shared her story of a workplace bully in the Huffpost Living Canada only news article “… [who] was taken into a boardroom… [said] It wasn 't just about the work I did. It was about how I dressed, my accent, the food I ate... An assistant I once considered a friend told me I smelled bad. My face turned hot with embarrassment…” (Dave, 2015, para. 14). This an example of a workplace bullying by making the person feels inferior and unrecognized. The truth everyone has an accent if you travel out of your country of origin. Bullying can also happen during a job interview because of the way the person express his/her gender identity through appearance. There are tones of ways in which bullying can occur in the workplace.
The Psychological background of the Bully
The psychological background of the bully is the unconscious thoughts that people have,…