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Italian to English translations [PRO] / medicine/psychology
Italian term or phrase:mobbing
I've said 'from Italian to English' because it's in an Italian text and in fact I can only find reference in foreign contexts. Can someone please tell me if the same word is used in English and what does it mean exactly? Text is 'il laboratorio si occupa di stress al lavoro e 'mobbing'.
Explanation: it's an english term and refers to a work situation where a group of co-workers or a boss systematically make life difficult for one of the employees - by avoiding him/her, denigrating their work, giving tasks that are impossible to accomplish correctly etc. There is a lot of documentation available, the phenomenon has been thouroughly studied since the late 80's