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Old 11.12.2007, 10:45
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Abusive beahviour at work, what to do?

I have a friend who has been having regular problems with her boss at work. She is off the probation period and I guess thats why they cant fire her and they just don't have any reason to do that.Its more of a personal grudge against her than any professional problem. Due to this she has to put up with a lot of regular taunting at work, most ridiculously she recently got a email from him which presumably had a abusive line written in some east European language. It was quickly followed by a next email stating of course the line was not intended for her, which in my opinion is complete bollocks..

I was wondering what could be the options for her considering she does want to work and it can be a while till she gets a new job.
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Old 11.12.2007, 11:01
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Re: Abusive beahviour at work, what to do?

I have been confronted with this type of thing quite often - a piece of sage advice, if somebody is taking the time to harass a member of staff then there is something in their work-description that they aren't doing - find that then you have 'em.

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Re: Abusive beahviour at work, what to do?

Not sure of the legalities, but I would retain all emails(and I would babelfish the line of abusive language) and make a note of any other abusive behaviour toward the individual. Is there an HR dept. she can make this stuff known to?
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Re: Abusive beahviour at work, what to do?

Its a small Fiduciary company..with only 5 Employees..they don't have an HR department...
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Re: Abusive beahviour at work, what to do?

A lot of discussion about mobbing in this thread. Hope that helps, I posted a link somewhere on the thread to a web site devoted to it. Good luck to your friend and I would also agree, keep all e-mails and a log of everything that happens.
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Re: Abusive beahviour at work, what to do?

Yes, that is important if she later decides to quite and has to go to RAV.



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A lot of discussion about mobbing in this thread. Hope that helps, I posted a link somewhere on the thread to a web site devoted to it. Good luck to your friend and I would also agree, keep all e-mails and a log of everything that happens.
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