Though they are sometimes unwieldy, intimidating, and may even outpace you, you can't argue with their potential and power. For startup founders, business owners, or managers, hiring an entrepreneurial employee is akin to hiring dynamite.Similarly, a business that is faced with a harassment claim can suffer damage to its reputation in the marketplace.
They are skilled “people readers” and make it their task to understand someone’s flaws to determine what techniques can be used against them.
Some even go a step further and mask their bullying behind a charming and nice demeanor and even a noble cause.
Bullying often goes unnoticed in the workplace because it is a slow process of emotional and psychological manipulation that is hard to prove and detect. Technically, bullying is not considered harassment, so legally, people can get away with doing it in the workplace if a policy isn’t in place.
Here are twenty (20) subtle signs of bullying that you may be missing, but when a pattern emerges of multiple behaviors over a long period of time, can be a classic bullying situation.
The second type of sexual harassment occurs when an employee is exposed to a pattern of unwanted sexual behavior, comments or visual displays that create an offensive or distressing atmosphere, also referred to as a “hostile work environment.” While women are often the target of sexual harassment, the law protects men as and also prohibits same-sex harassment.