Intimidating behaviour definition
Workplace intimidation, also known as workplace bullying, occurs when a superior, peer or subordinate uses violence or blackmail to manipulate you or intentionally creates feelings of fear, inadequacy or awe.
Workplace intimidation includes illegal sexual harassment and discrimination, but is not limited to illegal behavior.
Repeated acts or a pattern of hostile and/or intimidating behaviors are of particular concern.
A single act typically will not be sufficient to warrant discipline or dismissal, but an especially severe or egregious act may warrant either.
Hostile and intimidating behavior can arise in a healthy environment but it often develops in negative climates.
If you have concerns about the climate in your area, consult with the Office of Equity and Diversity, the Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff, the Ombuds office, or other support offices to learn about proactive measures to improve the climate for all individuals.
You may have trouble sleeping at night and getting up in the morning, and you may come to believe that you are to blame for the way you are treated.
Workplace intimidation always decreases productivity by lowering morale and increasing internal frictions within the company.
The workplace bully, even if he is the owner, is not acting in the best interests of the company by bullying you.
In cases of outrageous behavior, Texas allows a victim to assert a a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress as long as no other claim, such as sexual harassment, would adequately address the facts underlying the claim.
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