Psychological harassment - Definition

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Psychological harassment is perpetrated by a person (or group) who generally occupies a position of authority. It can manifest as bullying, humiliation, criticism, insults, and so on. It therefore often occurs in the workplace, in which case it is further qualified as workplace harassment, and aims to psychologically undermine and damage the victim. In these cases, this type of harassment can also be inflicted on colleagues, without there being any real need for an authoritative dominance. It is punishable by law, but can only be done so if the alleged victim provides proof of his or her harassment.