Facing up to harassmentBullies, abusers a bigger problem than some admitBy Lynne Sullivan04/05/2004|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2004 More than 20 years after harassment was officially recognized as a human rights violation, it is still prevalent in some organizations. Why? In those companies HR and management have not been doing their jobs.Some level of harassment will probably always occur in the workplace. Some people will be arrogant and feel important enough to do as they please. Some will abuse power. Bullies will intimidate colleagues and managers. But why are HR and management sometimes reluctant to step up to the plate and do the right thing?Sometimes HR executives think anti-harassment initiatives won’t be popular with the CEO. The truth is, once anti-harassment efforts prove successful, HR will get the kudos. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.