This is a rush transcript from "The Five," March 5, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
DANA PERINO, CO-HOST: So, we talked a lot about bullying on this program. It's something I know a lot about because Greg is always kicking me in the hallway. That just happens to us kids.
There is growing push, though, to end this kind of antagonizing behavior at work. According to one report, more than a third of Americans have been bullied at work and eight states are now considering anti- bullying legislation, other states may follow suit.
Why are you laughing, Greg?
GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: Because I ignore bullies especially when they constantly talk about their dog.
What a great problem to have in America. Having a workplace bully means you are at work, you have a job. That's a good thing. I think a lot of people would like to have this problem.
The real bullies is coercive government that tries to take money out of your pocket. What is a bully? It's somebody that wants something from you, even though it has enough.
BOB BECKEL, CO-HOST: What's a definition of a workplace bully as opposed to schoolyard bully, of this people of?
PERINO: Basically, it's like mean girls that grow up. It's that kind of personality.
That's the thing I was wondering, is about, I could understand how this could really cause stress and insomnia -- all the things we don't want at work. But are we trying to legislate away something that is human nature?
ERIC BOLLING, CO-HOST: Legislate away, legislate away.
PERINO: So, like, how can we put legislate workplace bullying rules? Like at this company, there are rules against bullying.
GUTFELD: Which you violate.
BOLLING: Right. In other words, so, somebody blows a whistle.
Someone gets caught bullying, the government comes down and says we're going to come find a company --
PERINO: I guess. That's what the government is doing.
BOLLING: That wasn't taken care.
There -- I'm guessing that's where we're headed. You and me, Dana --
PERINO: You can imagine that it would open up for a lot of possible lawsuits, probably most of them frivolous.
But what if you are the bully, though, and you don't realize it, Bob?
BECKEL: Why did you direct that question to me?
PERINO: No, not because, not cool.
BECKEL: I used to be anti-bullying guy even back in high school. But I think that there's, look, there are people --
PERINO: I should be clear. I'm not saying that you're a bully. I'm just wondering that people not even realize that they are considered bullies at work.
BECKEL: Well, I mean, I assume when you have a boss (INAUDIBLE) when they have sexual harassment against them and there's men trying to move up the ladder and they're bullying them into not getting a good job. I mean, that I would seem to me would be the definition of bullying.
ANDREA TANTAROS, CO-HOST: Yes.
PERINO: What do you think?
TANTAROS: I think this is very serious issue. I think this is causing a lot of people stress. I think particularly what Bob referenced to male-female scenario or even female-male scenario.
But the reason why we need these laws is because you could have a company manual but there is no recourse for action in a company manual.
Companies can say, well, we pledge to have these policies, but there's no force and effect with them. You actually need the legislation.
So, you can be an employee and break the harassment law but there is no recourse unless you break the state law.
BOLLING: You are saying -- you are lumping sexual harassment in with bullying.
TANTAROS: I'm not. I think there's two completely different areas.
One, there is a lot of harassment laws already on the books.
TANTAROS: This is something very different from that.