What’s in a name? The language of workplace bullying

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In this article, we show that how we name, label, define, categorise, and speak (or not) about a social issue may be critical to how we do (or do not) organise, understand, and describe what we deal with as individuals and as a community. We focus on workplace bullying to highlight how definitions and synonyms may interfere with our comprehension of the problem and avenues of redress.




Ballard, A., & Easteal, P. (2018). What’s in a name? The language of workplace bullying. Alternative Law Journal, 43(1), 17–23. https://doi.org/10.1177/1037969X17748177

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