012Susana Martínez Alcántara

This paper discusses the term “moral harassment”, or mobbing, and its overlapping with other related terms, all of which have to do with the concept of harming another person in some way. New results from the past fifteen years on this age-old problem of human interaction are presented. Recent attention to the phenomenon of moral harassment is likely related to increased recognition of the harm and damages it causes to workers’ health, and the associated costs in economic and social terms. As a consequence, legal provisions have been enacted, particularly in more developed countries with the capacity to carry out research in the area. In Mexico, research at universities and workplaces on this hidden problem which affects workers’ physical and mental health is only beginning.

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