Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Fear is really the primary motivation for the ignorance that we have in our society. And everybody is afraid to risk their employment. I'd never had an experience like that before in a work situation. I was always respected at work. The dirty secret in nursing is... nurses eat their young. Well, I'm not young. And I'm very seasoned. I felt like there was something wrong with me. I wasn't being bullied. But it was happening all around me. I'm Dr. Victoria Johnson, and I had a supervisor. Her style was to terrorize people. People often came out of those meetings crying. My first effort was to talk to this person and to say, "People are really very nervous when you talk to them." And her statement to me is, "Why do you care?" After I stood up for them, I got to see what workplace bullying feels like. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. Victoria is now part of a movement to make workplace bullying illegal. I was betrayed by the very country that I served. I was harassed, I was threatened... My job was threatened. It was traumatizing to the point that you wind up having physical symptoms. You're no longer the confident professional that you thought you were. You'd be working and she'd say, "I'm sorry, but this isn't working." "You need to start looking for another job." This was every day! I don't live my life feeling that all I worry about is myself. We just got legislation introduced so now we have a tool that we can use to make sure that other people don't go through what we have all gone through. I'm not the kind of person that sits down and says, "Someone should do something about this!" I'm the person that does it. I am Victoria, and I am moral courage.