This is the first English translation of the seminal work of Dr. Heinz Leymann. The term workplace mobbing, or the ganging up of peers and managers against a workmate, was conceptualized by a single scientist, Heinz Leymann in his research to identify a distinct form of collective workplace aggression that has now opened the door to specialization in the field of mobbing and laid the groundwork for its subsequent policies and laws governing human resource management departments globally.
Preface. The Leymann Translation Project, by Kenneth Westhues Authors' Note to Readers outside Sweden, and Dedication; Introduction; Chapter 1. Working Life: A Central Manifestation of Life; Chapter 2. Existing Knowledge about Work-Related Suicides; Epidemiological Studies; Connection Study 1: Situations in Working Life and Suicide; Connected Study 2: Suicidal Thoughts in Nurses; Qualitative Experiences; The Picture of Mental Strain during Rejection; Permanent Personality Changes as a Consequence of Extreme Stress; A Summary of the Existing Knowledge; Chapter 3. A Presentation of the Research; Method; Results; Chapter 4. A Theoretical background for our Results; A Phase Model of Mobbing and Elimination Processes, International Research; A Phase Model According to the Whistleblower Research; Attribution Research within Psychology, Blaming the Victim; Work Environmental Studies within Healthcare and the Swedish Legislation; "Should Be" Situations according to Swedish Law; "Are" Inventories about Nurses; SHSTF's Response; NSO's Studies; A Summary and Comparison between "should Be" and "Is"; Chapter 5. Case Studies; Introduction; Sarah's Golgatha - An Occupational-Social Anamnesis<; Union Handling of a Mobbing Case; Poorly Treated at the Workplace - Hung Out in the Media<; And More.