WHEREAS, work-place bullying is defined as intimidation, harassment and ridicule; and
WHEREAS, Statistics from the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention show that one in three employees personally experiences bullying at some point in their working lives. At any given time, 1 out of every 10 employees is a target of workplace bullying. Nearly half of all American workers (49%) have been affected by workplace bullying, either being a target themselves or having witnessed abusive behavior against a co-worker; and
WHEREAS, Although socio-economic factors may play a role in the abuse, researchers from the Project for Wellness and Work-Life suggest that "workplace bullying, by definition, is not explicitly connected to demographic markers such as sex and ethnicity.‖ Because one out of ten employees experience workplace bullying, the prevalence of this issue is cause for great concern, even as initial data about this issue are reviewed; and
WHEREAS, Race may play a role in the experience of workplace bullying. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute (2007), "the comparison of combined bullying (current + ever bullied) prevalence percentages reveals the pattern from most to least: Hispanics (52.1%), African-Americans (46%), Whites (33.5%) and Asian-Americans (30.6%);
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that all NAACP units will seek legislation at all appropriate levels to deem workplace bullying illegal.