Can you sue for workplace bullying?

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bullying worplace

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This is a complicated subject, but the short answer is Yes, you can.

Some studies have shown that nearly half of Americans have been subjected to workplace bullying, at some time in their career. It isn’t acceptable. Let’s first look at what workplace bullying actually is.

What is workplace bullying?

Can you sue?

Bullying is not actually illegal. But certain behaviors associated with bullying are. Physical violence is an obvious one, and so is sexual harassment. Defamation is too. A legal professional can advise you on your particular situation – make the call. Lawsuits in the U.S. are bound by existing laws, but they can be expensive and take a long time. Your privacy and history will be scrutinized and made public.

It could be an arduous journey.

Look for an attorney who specialized in this subject. They will be sensitive and understanding to the issues I have described, and know how the legal system works specifically in this subject.

Are you being bullied in the workplace?

Please share your story – you can do this anonymously – by leaving a comment below or starting a conversation in my community forums.

This post is part 5 of 16 in the series You and Your Boss
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