Hostile and intimidating workplace
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. Among the findings: — Nearly one in five workers — a share the study calls "disturbingly high" — say they face a hostile or threatening environment at work, which can include sexual harassment and bullying.
workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles.
You cannot be fired, demoted or be reassigned to another job.
Employers are bound to practice confidentiality as much as possible during the investigation process.
—Only 38 percent say their jobs offer good prospects for advancement.
The unemployment rate is at a 16-year low, and many employers complain they can't fill jobs.
"There's a message for employers here," Maestas says.
And the older they get, the less optimistic they become.
—About half say they work on their own time to meet the demands of their job.