Intimidating behaviour at work

In face-to-face confrontations, it may include yelling, name-calling, mocking, insulting or ridicule.

Bullying can become physical when it involves unwanted contact or gestures intended to intimidate or threaten an individual.

In many places, it is punishable by fines and imprisonment, and businesses may also be held liable if they do not respond appropriately.Senior executives can intimidate speakers with penetrating stares or furrowed brows.One bright vice president told me that when she had one-on-one meetings with her boss, he would stare at her the whole time, trying to break her.Bullying or harassment may be by an individual against an individual (perhaps by someone in a position of authority such as a manager or supervisor) or involve groups of people. Whatever form it takes, it is unwarranted and unwelcome to the individual.Examples of bullying/harassing behaviour include: Bullying and harassment are not necessarily face to face.We soon realized that saying nothing was the best approach.


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