This article explains that bullying is actually a form of harassment even though bullying is not illegal. Bullying and harassment both lead to low employee morale, lower production and even lawsuits. The difference between work place bullying and harassment is that bullying is consistent, repetitive behavior, and harassment can be a onetime offense of discriminate behavior. Employers should address and provide expectations and policies for both to prevent liability issues. (Kokemuller, 2013)
This presentation shows the real scale of the problem of bullying and harassment at work. If you don't resolve workplace conflict early on, bullying and harassment can escalate. Presented by CMP Resolutions.