Workplace bullying cases double in Luxembourg
The number of reported cases of workplace bullying has doubled this year, strengthening calls to the government to pass a law protecting victims.
According to preliminary figures published by victim support group Mobbing asbl, 107 new cases of workplace bullying were reported so far this year, up from 54 over the same period in 2012.
Of that number, the organisation said that in 20 cases victims had suicidal thoughts and five had already attempted suicide because of their situation.
“Mobbing asbl believes that only an ad hoc law can stop this scourge,” organisation president Marcel Goerend said in an open letter to the government.
He went on to appeal for the means to help the growing number of victims.
Finally, he asked the government to bring the problem to the fore by creating “a law which will combat abuses at the outset”, similar to the actions taken by Belgium and France in this respect.
Mobbing asbl has intervened in 1,438 cases of workplace bullying since it was founded in Luxembourg 15 years ago. It offers a listening ear for bullying victims, access to legal guidance and runs awareness-raising campaigns.