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Singled Out Quotes by Bella DePaulo

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STOP Your Boss From Bullying You at work

Employees don't always feel comfortable bringing harassment and discrimination incidents forward, as fear of retaliation and being singled out.

Bullied at work? Don't suffer in silence

All rights reserved. Is there a single reason you're being singled out at work? Are you one of many Florida workers suffering stress because of the way people at work treat you? If you survey workers throughout the state the nation, even you likely would find no shortage of stories involving various types of discriminatory behaviors in the workplace. Determining whether your particular situation as uncomfortable as it may be is also a legal problem can be challenging. There specific laws governing workplace discrimination, most of which have something to do with the Civil Rights Act of In order to consider particular treatment unlawful, it must meet the legal definition of discrimination in the workplace; typically, the official definition involves behavior enacted against someone because of a specific characteristic, or against someone in a protected category.

Usually, if you genuinely feel you are being singled out for unfair treatment by a boss or colleague, you are probably being bullied. Although there is no comprehensive list of bullying behaviours, and there is no one type of person who is likely to be a bully, the list below should give an idea of some behaviour which constitutes workplace bullying. Bullying is recognised as a major cause of stress in the workplace and by law, stress must be dealt with in the same way as any other health and safety hazard. Most importantly, employers who fail to tackle bullying are breaking the law. Employers have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees.

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Recognizing Harassment and Discrimination

Employees may be reluctant to report incidents. Employers need to recognize signs of distressed employees and act on them. If employers are learning anything from the headlines today, it should be to pay attention to their employees and keep an eye out for any signs of harassment. Employees who experience discrimination or harassment may confront the issue by discussing it with a manager. But some, as in the case of the fed-up JetBlue employee , release the emergency door and slide on out in a dramatic exit. If sexual harassment is a problem in your office, your policy might need some critiquing.

Differential treatment in the workplace involves differences in management style, employee discipline and other actions necessary to supervise workers. Employers must manage employees according to their attitudes and job performance. This type of differential treatment is unavoidable and necessary. On the other hand, illegal differential treatment, such as singling a worker out because of certain characteristics, is completely avoidable. Employers must ensure that differential treatment does not cross the line to discriminatory workplace practices. Differential treatment in the workplace is necessary in some cases. Not all employees behave in the same manner.


1 thoughts on “Singled Out Quotes by Bella DePaulo

  1. Human resources is usually the first place people go when they're harassed or discriminated against at work, but HR reps work for the company, not the employees, and don't always have your best interests at heart.

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