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Handling workplace bullying in California

On Behalf of | Mar 13, 2022 | Workplace Discrimination |

Has someone been bullying you at the workplace? If so, then you may be a victim of workplace harassment. Unfortunately, bullying is a common problem that can have a negative impact on anyone’s career, and it’s important to know your rights if you’re a victim.

What is workplace bullying?

Workplace bullying is repeated, unreasonable behavior directed toward a worker or group of workers that creates a risk to health and safety. It can take many forms, including physical, verbal, psychological, social and emotional abuse.

Bullying at work can happen to anyone. An individual or a group of people can do it, and it can occur in any workplace regardless of the size or type of business.

How should you address workplace bullying?

If you’re getting bullied at work, it’s important to take action. You should first talk to the person who is bullying you and let them know that their behavior is unacceptable. If this doesn’t work, or if you don’t feel comfortable talking to the person, you can speak to a supervisor or another senior staff member.

You can also make a formal complaint by following your company’s grievance procedure. This is usually set out in an employee handbook or contract.

Taking further action

If you’re facing any form of harassment in the U.S., you may be able to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This is the federal agency that enforces laws against workplace discrimination. You may also be eligible to file a lawsuit in court to get compensation for damages.

If you’re getting bullied at work, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Many workers in California and across the U.S. have experienced workplace bullying, and there are laws in place to protect you from it. Don’t hesitate to take the necessary steps to stop the bullying and get back to work in a safe environment.

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