While managers and supervisors are meant to provide support and guidance, some employees point to their bosses as the perpetuators of bullying. To find out whether you’re dealing with a bully or just a nasty personality, take a look at how your co-workers are being treated. You might find yourself being held to inconsistent standards when compared to your peers. If you’re being saddled with unjustly difficult projects, having reasonable requests denied or being subject to intense question over your decisions, it could be time to contact Stacks Goudkamp for legal advice regarding your workplace bullying issues.
Everyone makes a mistake every now and then, but receiving extremely harsh or undeserved criticism can be a key indicator you’re being bullied at work. A bully might attack your work in front of co-workers, or hold you to impossibly high standards. Another favourite tactic of bullies is to change the direction or goal of a project without telling you, so you’re in the wrong no matter what. Most colleagues know how to deliver constructive criticism in a polite and tactful manner, so it should be easy to tell the difference.