When such talented workers are envied, perpetrators of bullying may covertly sabotage their work, take credit for their work, remove their job responsibilities in their area of expertise, or withhold a deserved promotion. Sensitive people may be particularly vulnerable to such bullying. Given that victims of bullying often resign rather than report the bullying, the findings present an unmeasured loss of talent to the Australian economy. Indeed the true prevalence of workplace bullying in Australia is most likely obscured by the dearth of representative research data across the national population, the victims’ reluctance to report the problem and the concealed nature of many workplace bullying behaviours."
McGrath 2012 (emphasis added) - SUBMISSION 87 to the Workplace Bullying Inquiry