The ongoing problem of adolescent bullying has received a lot of attention in the past few years. However, bullying can extend to adults in the workplace.
Workplace bullying is defined as words or behaviors that are meant to intimidate, isolate or humiliate employees or co-workers.
The Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding promotes well-being for those in Southern Arizona who are victims of bullying.
Jennie Grabel, the organization's executive director, encourages companies to create a culture and community that doesn't allow for this issue.
"You can have a workplace bullying policy that includes a reporting process," Grabel said. "That is so important. That there's a safe and effective way that individuals can report on bullying in the workplace and not feel that they're going to reprimanded for that."
Margaret Dykinga, regional manager of Holman Frazier, Behavioral Health said that those being bullied should recognize that it's not their fault.
"From 23 million Americans being affected each day or each week by workplace bullying. It's a problem for our country," Dykinga said.