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Are You Being Bulled at Work? Know What Not To Do

Jul 16th 2015 at 10:38 PM

These days, we’re all well aware of the bullies at schools, colleges, and even at work places. Yes, it’s a distressing truth that individuals can be bullied at any stage of life. The approach may be different, but the behavior is unfortunately not that different. Yes, adults are frequently bullied in their offices. But, we’re all grown up and we look forward to it to stop. Right?


Here are 3 important tips from a Fort Lauderdale employment lawyer for what you should not do when being bullied at work:


Don’t Blame Yourself


It is natural that many times when people are bullied, they are likely to assume that it means they’re not a good employee, or maybe even not a good human being. We can say that they start bullying themselves. Always bear in mind that no one is just perfect, and if you are making all possible efforts to achieve your target at work, that is all somebody can ask you for. And in case they are not happy with any particular aspect of your performance, then they should tell you in a professional and direct way. You never deserve to get harassed!


Never Obsess About It


“Sometimes when you experience work related issues, it becomes quite complicated for you to let things go. And you constantly wonder why it is happing and what could have done in a different way. Rather than obsessing about your situation, it may be useful to consider a more productive approach. The fact is that obsessing about it takes away power and may cause you to feel weaker. The issue will not resolve itself.  Rather, it makes sense to logically approach the problem and try to ascertain its source.  Only then can a rational solution be explored.


Documentation


One more thing you should not forget to consider is documenting the issues. It is one of the most important things you must not overlook while dealing with a bully on the job. If you fail to make a record of what is going on, it may be much more difficult to prove in the future. In the event of future litigation, it may be in the employee’s best interest to have a record of his or her workplace grievances.  Copies of all HR complaints and related correspondence should be saved by the employee.


About Author:


The author of this article is a business lawyer and well aware of rules and regulations for protecting the rights of common people in the country. His main specialties are in business lawsuits and employment law. Besides being a writer, he acts as a social worker and helps people with their problems.

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