An interesting article on PerthNow.com.au discussed what to do when you are being bullied on a work site and in particular what to do when that bullying comes from your boss.

Workplace bullying is described as the repeated and unreasonable behaviour that creates a risk to the health and safety of employees.

Workplace bullying can occur between anyone at work, it is even more complicated when it involves an employee and their manager or supervisor.

In this regard recognising what is unacceptable and inappropriate behaviour is very important.

The article’s writer provided a  list of red flags that employees can look for if they suspect their boss is bullying them including verbal abuse, threatening and inappropriate behaviour. If they regular yell, swear or make jokes at your expense on a regular basis, this constitutes bullying. Behaviour like this in front of co-workers can make people feel humiliated.

Bosses who bully also usually invade personal space and try to intimidate their employees.

Sometimes more sinister tactics are employed involving work, such as setting unrealistic deadlines or undermining work performance or even setting tasks that you don’t have the knowledge or skill to complete.

Isolating and excluding people from key meetings or team gatherings may also constitute bullying.

Some bosses may even spread malicious rumours to make co-workers shun the victim of their abuse.

Once you recognise that you are being bullied, you must decide what course of action to take. To learn more read the article on https://www.perthnow.com.au/business/workplace-matters/what-to-do-when-your-boss-becomes-a-bully-ng-b881088582z

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