An Abusive co-worker can be stopped. Here is how to do it!
Let’s face it, we all have experienced work place harassment. Yelling, tight schedule, sexist behaviors, discrimination, abusive and authoritative behavior, cyber bullying and physical harassment are some examples of workplace harassment.
Sexual harassment or physical harassment are the worst of their kind. But if you’re in such a situation, don’t worry! We are going to provide you with strategies to deal with difficult people and workplace harassment’s:
Resist the behavior of harassment. Always tell him that you will not tolerate his mistreatments. This will ensure him that his wrongdoings are being accounted for.
Give him a fair warning about his harassment and set out some boundaries.
Report him to respective authorities or people if his behavior is unbearable and unfair.
Document his inappropriate behavior. Always enlist the timings, place and name and number of people who were witnesses to such behavior. So if the situation escalates and you have to pursue through legal litigation, you have a written proof and list of witnesses.
Always consult an HR manager or seek help from other professionals so that you know your rights and the policies of your company. They will provide you with the best solution and a guideline that tell you how to deal with such complex situation.
Share what you are going through with your friends and family. They will provide you with emotional support.
Don’t hesitate to go to a clinical expert, who has expertise in dealing with mental trauma faced by bullied individuals at work place. He will help you in the healing process.
Do extensive research on the person harassing you. You may find a pattern and you can seek out help from his previous victims. A pattern of bullying will help you improve your case, when you want to report it to authorities.
Gather proofs of his inappropriate behavior. Any video recordings, messages, emails or voice recordings will help you improve your case.
Always keep calm while dealing with such a situation. Remember a harasser enjoys the feeling of distressing and tormenting you. Don’t give him the pleasure of watching you being stressed and tormented. Stay calm and then take a step against him.
Remember, you are not the only one who is facing this situation. There are millions out there who have faced and successfully defeated workplace harassment. You will also defeat it.
Stop Abuse in its tracks. Report it immediately.