Mobbing or bullying refers to a pattern of negative intrusive violating behaviour against one person. The process occurs repeatedly as well as regularly and over a certain period of time with the aim of harassing, offending, socially excluding someone, displacing them from their work or study place or negatively affecting their work tasks. A distinction is made between mobbing (negative form of behaviour between colleagues), bossing (hierarchical superior acts in an intrusive and violating manner against subordinates) and staffing (a group of subordinates gangs up on their hierarchical superior). Bossing and staffing apply analogously to relations between students and teachers.
Every employee is thus required to stop and help prevent mobbing.