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Employment Attorney Burley ID

lmost every organization has a corporate bully, but individuals, especially the most accomplished and successful, are increasingly being mistreated by their superiors and peers in the workplace. According to the research we at SingleEdition uncovered, bullies tend to be fueled by envy and resentment, which is typically brought out by high performing, well-liked employees who possess strong values and integrity.

Joel Patrick Hazel
(208) 667-4000
608 NORTHWEST BLVD STE 300
COEUR D ALENE, ID
Specialties
Employment, Construction, Litigation
Education
University of Idaho College of Law,Gonzaga University
State Licensing
Idaho, Washington

Kelly Alfred Cameron
(208) 343-3434
Ste 400, 251 E Front St
Boise, ID
Specialties
Litigation, Employment, Intellectual Property
State Licensing
Maryland

Debora Kathleen Kristensen
(208) 388-1200
601 W Bannock St
Boise, ID
Specialties
Agriculture, Employment, Prenuptials, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Guy Richard Knudsen
(208) 882-0209
1076 Wallen Rd
Moscow, ID
Specialties
Employment
Education
Univ Of New Hampshire,William Howard Taft Univ
State Licensing
California

Kail Queen Seibert
(208) 342-6401
102 S 17th St Ste 100, Po Box 6473
Boise, ID
Specialties
Employment
Education
Univ of San Diego SOL,Univ of Redlands
State Licensing
California

William John Murphy Jr.
(208) 772-4400
8884 N. Government Way, Ste. D
Hayden, ID
Specialties
Social Security, Workers Compensation, Wrongful Termination, Medical Malpractice, State, Local And Municipal Law, Wrongful Death, Employment, Slip and Fall Accident, Sexual Harassment, Wills, Personal Injury
Education
University of Washington,Gonzaga University
State Licensing
Idaho

Brian P McClatchey
(800) 523-2464
P0 Box 236, S Hwy 95
Worley, ID
Specialties
Native Peoples Law, Contracts, Real Estate, Employment, Construction
Education
University of Michigan Law School,University of Washington
State Licensing
Idaho, Washington

Leander Laurel James IV
(208) 667-0683
1626 Lincoln Way
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Personal Injury, Employment, Personal Injury
State Licensing
Washington

Ladawn Marie Marsters Esq
(208) 334-6000
Po Box 83720
Boise, ID
Specialties
Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, Employment, Family, Personal Injury, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

William John Murphy Jr.
(208) 772-4400
8884 N. Government Way, Ste. D
Hayden, ID
Specialties
Social Security, Workers Compensation, Wrongful Termination, Medical Malpractice, State, Local And Municipal Law, Wrongful Death, Employment, Slip and Fall Accident, Sexual Harassment, Wills, Personal Injury
Education
University of Washington
Gonzaga University
State Licensing
Idaho

Are You a Victim of Singlism at Work?

At my last position in Corporate America, I was on the receiving end of a bully executive who was well entrenched with our C.E.O. This duplicitous "mean girl," ironically a movie she always cited, victimized many with her vicious rumor-spreading, mockery and verbal intimidation. With me, her point of attack was almost always aimed at my solo status. A salary increase was denied due to my "stylish wardrobe" which she felt was lavishly excessive, so too was an office of my own and several bonus hikes which my married peers with lesser degrees and profit margins all received.

Bella Depaulo, author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored and Still Live Happily Ever After, sees individuals who are targets of discrimination as victims of "singlism." Almost every organization has a corporate bully, but individuals, especially the most accomplished and successful, are increasingly being mistreated by their superiors and peers in the workplace. According to the research we at SingleEdition uncovered, bullies tend to be fueled by envy and resentment, which is typically brought out by high performing, well-liked employees who possess strong values and integrity.

So what can those who are being bullied do?

1. Realize it is not your fault: Like most bullies, mine was ridiculing me to destroy my self confidence and to make other employees disrespect me. For a long time I convinced myself that I was being too sensitive. Once I recognized the behavior for what it was, I was able to relinquish all self-blame and stopped questioning my professional conduct (and wardrobe.)

2. Confide in trusted co-worker(s): Keeping quiet about a bully's behavior only makes it worse. After confiding in a few trusted co-workers, it became evident that I was not this mean girl's sole victim. Turned out she was antagonizing many of the unmarried high-achieving women in the office. While we never pursued a formal complaint, we had enough evidence as a collective group to pursue legal redress.

3. Make Sure to Keep a Record: Lucky for me, a friend of mine who is an attorney instructed me to keep detailed notes. I logged everything in an electronic file at work and backed it up on my home computer, including a list of individuals who were witness to those events.

4. Don't retaliate: Sure, there were moments when I wanted to tell her she resembled a troll (you heard it here first) and days where I considered sending a nasty gift to her attention to the office. Despite the strong urge, I refrained from striking back. Walking away with grace and style left my bully more defeated every time.

5. File a formal complaint: In most cases, the only way to stop workplace bullying is through a formal complaint. Wait until you have gathered enough evidence to show that you are being bullied before you make a complaint to your supervisor, boss or human resources person. This will prevent the bully claiming that there has been a misunderstanding. Make your complaint in writing and keep a copy for yourself. Include all the records and other evidence that you have been collecting along with the names of any witnesses.

As for me, this June marks the one year anniversary since I resigned from my role at that company. Today I know for certain that I am living happily ever after and being compensated accordingly, which I know I cannot say about the former, supposedly happily married bully I left behind.

 

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