Abusive or intimidating behavior in the workplace
Some studies indicate that as many as 54 million Americans have been bullied at some point in their career.Workplace bullying can occur between anyone in the workplace.Hostile or intimidating workplace behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.502.1 Definition of Hostile and/or Intimidating Behavior.Instead, they believe that they have a tough boss or one that simply pushes his employees to get results.But it is important to be able to identify workplace bullying because it can have significant consequences.Behavior that is hostile and/or intimidating and that is pervasive or severe enough that a reasonable person would find that it has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s or group’s work environment is prohibited. The person need not be more senior than or a supervisor to the target.
An example of this might be defective or inadequate equipment or facilities when adequate equipment or facilities are or should be available and their denial appears to be punitive. This form of intimidation may also include repeated telling of insulting or demeaning jokes, references to your person, or physical gestures designed to insult or demean you as a person.
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