At a recent question-and-answer, someone asked me about the difference between workplace “harassment” and “bullying.”
“Harassment” is conduct that is bothersome or unwelcome. It can be one single, very bad incident or a number of smaller, less significant acts. Shouting at someone is harassment, as is name-calling, cracking jokes at their expense, and making sexually suggestive remarks.
“Bullying” is simply prolonged harassment.