What is Bullying?

The Workplace Bullying Prevention Policy defines Bullying as:

A pattern of repeated behavior that a reasonable person would find hostile, offensive, and unrelated to the University’s legitimate business interests.

Bullying behavior may take many forms including physical, verbal, or written acts or behaviors. Workplace bullying often involves an abuse or misuse of power.

A single physical, verbal, or written act or behavior generally will not constitute bullying unless especially severe and egregious.

REMEMBER: Differences of opinion, interpersonal conflicts, and occasional problems in working relations are an inevitable part of working life and do not necessarily constitute workplace bullying.

To report a concern contact:

askeru@berkeley.edu (non-represented staff)


labrel@berkeley.edu (represented staff)