Abusive or intimidating behavior in the workplace

19-Feb-2019 05:11 by 7 Comments

Abusive or intimidating behavior in the workplace

A graduate of Oberlin College, Fraser Sherman began writing in 1981.Since then he's researched and written newspaper and magazine stories on city government, court cases, business, real estate and finance, the uses of new technologies and film history.

If it's more than you can put up with, confront your supervisor, but do it professionally.

Hopefully, you’ve already outlined the company’s sexual harassment policy in your employee handbook where your employees have easy access to its contents.

(You could also post the policy in location where it can be frequently viewed by workers, such as the break room).

Your supervisor at work may draw authority from multiple sources.

In addition to his official position, he may have added power because of his friendship with upper management, his reputation and record, or his willingness to reward or punish underlings.

If your boss defames you -- telling lies about your performance or your personal life -- that may be actionable too.

If you make a legitimate complaint to the company and don't get a response, or your company has no provisions for preventing harassment, you may be able to sue the firm.You may also wish to include a definition of sexual harassment in the policy. Employers should also include a list of examples of behaviors that would be considered inappropriate, how employees should go about reporting harassment claims, as well as how harassers will be disciplined.Be sure to state, however, that the list is not all-inclusive and is provided as a guideline.This is particularly true in regards to sexual harassment.Did you know that 40-70% of women and 10-20% of men experience sexual harassment at work?Offensive, humiliating verbal or physical conduct may count as harassment as well as being abusive. Some abusive bosses are constant critics who put down, insult and belittle you.