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date: 30 November 2020

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Research has shown that despite the prevalence and high visibility of workplace bullying, and widespread organizational policy to counter it, the response to workplace bullying from HR professionals can frequently be inconsistent with bullying policy. Evidence from the ethical decision-making literature suggests that HR practitioners frequently feel under pressure when responding to dilemmas at work, often choosing to behave in a manner they consider to be less than ideal because of a sense of powerlessness, organizational pressures, and a fear for their own career. We suggest that recent developments in positive psychology on moral courage and strengths may help to explore HR professionals' response to bullying and why their response may be less than ideal.

Keywords: human resource management, workplace bullying, moral courage, ethical decision-making, employee abuse

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