The case of the young gynecologist Sara Pedri, who disappeared a year ago, and victim – as reported by the family – of mistreatment and harassment in her hospital ward, is just the latest case in the news that recounts the consequences of mobbing suffered by white coats on the spot. of work. Hostile behavior, demotion, oppressive and discriminatory acts such as those just reported in an appeal to the Civil Court of Rome, Labor Section, against the Sant’Andrea University Hospital of Rome by a psychologist, health manager, Maria Beatrice Palma De Marco, who complains of having repeatedly and continuously suffered “abuse, interference and contractual violations – reads the appeal – during the course of his business”. “There is an increasing trend of behaviors and denigrating episodes towards health professionals – explains Adnkronos Salute one of the lawyers of the legal network Consulcesi & Partners – We are talking about heavy workloads, sudden career slashing or the refusal of expectations from the doctor “. These episodes can be configured as mobbing, precisely from the true English ‘to mob’ attack, or ‘bossing’ when these verbal and physical violence are perpetrated by the boss, up to ‘straining’, when there is no continuity in the vexatious actions which are instead limited in the number and spaced over time. According to Inail, about one and a half million Italian workers are victims of mobbing, while the number of people involved in the phenomenon is estimated at around 5 million, such as spectators or friends and family of the victims. The lawyer warns that “it is difficult to prove bullying, because, let’s remember, there must be a series of illegitimate and protracted acts (while straining qualifies when there is only one or a few episodes). Not only that. These acts – he explains – – they must be like ‘pearls of a chain’ linked by a single persecutory intent towards the doctor, let’s say that there must be a mind that elaborates a strategy. It must be shown that the conduct of the superior has caused damage, if there is a persecution and it is not as easy as it may seem “. An emblematic case is “that of a NHS doctor who had been transferred to administration and was given a room at the end of a corridor in an empty floor. All day the doctor did not see and did not meet anyone. This – he concludes. – it is a distressing and distressing mobbing “.
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