Workplace bullying is an uncomfortable reality of the current work environment in the USA. As for now, no law specifically protects employees from bullying in the workplace unless it falls under discrimination or harassment. The intricacy of the law can make it difficult to pursue justice for workplace bullying.
Despite the difficulty in finding a case for workplace bullying, an employment lawyer may be able to help.
An employment lawyer who specializes in workplace bullying and harassment will be able to guide your case if you are considering filing a lawsuit. With the lawyer’s knowledge of employment law alongside a detailed account of the workplace bullying, you may be able to build a case. Don’t hesitate to call us to discuss the details of your situation.
What Are Examples Of Workplace Bullying?
Bullying in the workplace can often be difficult to recognize. Workplace bullying becomes illegal when it is termed as discrimination or harassment. This type of conduct can also create a hostile work environment. The following are behaviors that are considered workplace bullying.
- unwarranted discipline
- setting impossible deadlines
- creating untrue gossip
- over-the-top criticism
- physical abuse or threatening abuse
- making offensive jokes
- intimidating through yelling and profanity
- messing with official paperwork
- meddling with work equipment
Workplace bullying can significantly alter your ability to work productively and healthfully for your employer. It’s important to take active steps to create an environment that lacks bullying. We provide some examples of workplace bullying and what you can do about it.
How To Report Workplace Bullying?
Start with evaluating the information in your employee handbook. Your company should list how such situations should be handled within the company. Generally, your report should be written or verbal. Be sure to include as much detail as possible in your report.
When To Contact A Workplace Bullying Lawyer
After you’ve exhausted your company internal policies regarding your situation and your complaint has not been resolved as you had hoped, you should contact a workplace bullying attorney as soon as possible. He or she will investigate the details of your case and analyze what laws your circumstances belong. The workplace bullying attorneys at KM&A can evaluate your case and choose the appropriate course of action to ensure you do not have to continue dealing with the bullying in your workplace.
If you have experienced workplace bullying, contact a lawyer who will know how to navigate the situation and your rights under the law.
Don’t hesitate, talk to a workplace bullying attorney: (412) 626-5626 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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