by Matt D Murren
Are you a victim of work discrimination? If the allegations and threats are severe enough and your place of employment have failed to put an end to the discrimination, you are within your right to file a complaint against the individual/s doing the harassing as well as your place of employment for failing to protect you from the harassment.
Are you a victim of work discrimination? Not only is work discrimination unethical, but it is against the law. If the allegations and threats are severe enough and your place of employment have failed to put an end to the discrimination, you are within your right to file a complaint against the individual/s doing the harassing as well as your place of employment for failing to protect you from the harassment.
What may start out as friendly banter with perhaps a snide comment or a comment with a sexual or derogatory connotation can quickly escalade into an out of control situation where your character is being slandered and your personal space is being invaded in a threatening type of way, whether it is mental or physical.
If you feel comfortable enough, you can try speaking to your co-worker who is doing the harassment. Many times it could be a mixed message was being perceived wrong or it could have been something you did or said, unbeknown to you that angered your colleague enough to retaliate with bullying and work discrimination. If this tactic does not work and the abusiveness continues, you have no other choice but to go to your superiors in the company. Taking your complaints and issues to an authoritative figure is the best thing that you can do to try and help rectify the situation. Giving a detailed account of what has happened, though it may be draining or even embarrassing at times, I crucial for your superiors to know so that when they confront the alleged abuser, they have all of their facts and allegations straight. Be prepared for your co-worker to lash out and deny the allegations, but stand firm in your convictions. If your co-worker was well liked by other employeesBusiness Management Articles, you may be considered the source of the problem even though you have done nothing wrong. This often happens with work discrimination and many times it is just better to leave your job (even if it is one you love) in the hopes of being transferred or finding another position that will be in a better and less hostile work environment.
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