Bullying can take many forms in the workplace. Some include being falsely accused of mistakes, being constantly criticized, use of double standards, yelled at, criticized for appearance, deriding comments, etc.
A recent study found that 35 percent of workers reported they have felt bullied on the job and 17 percent decided to quit their jobs to escape the situation.
Many incidents of aggressive or unreasonable behavior against a co-worker go unreported, but when they do, over half the time the HR department has done nothing to take action.
In an article earlier this month, BC Business magazine offers some advice on How to Handle an Office Bully.
It is important to be are aware of the tone we use not only in our voice, but in our internal email communication with co-workers. Even an exclamation point can come across the wrong way.