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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.

Jennifer Lynn Stair
(410) 609-3953
7314 Eden Brook Dr. #111
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Employment, Estate Planning
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,American University
State Licensing
Maryland

Eric William Gunderson
(410) 290-1955
COLUMBIA CORPORATE PARK 8840 STANFORD BLVD STE 2000
COLUMBIA, MD
Specialties
Business, Employment, Medical Malpractice
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,University of Maryland, College Park
State Licensing
Maryland

Mark Kotlarsky
(301) 765-1855
7400 Heartleaf Cir
Laurel, MD
Specialties
Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Workers Compensation, Divorce, Wills, Employment
Education
University of Maryland School of Law
State Licensing
DC, Maryland

Neil Richard Lebowitz
(410) 730-9010
10320 LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY
COLUMBIA, MD
Specialties
Employment, Personal Injury, Business, Lawsuits & Disputes
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,University of Maryland, College Park
State Licensing
Maryland

Judith S Bresler
(410) 740-4600
10715 Charter Drive, Suite 200
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Education, Employment
Education
American University, Washington College of Law,University of Maryland
State Licensing
Maryland

Nina Basu
(410) 659-4514
5766 Sweetwind Pl
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Employment, Appeals, Discrimination
State Licensing
Maryland

Thomas M Meachum
(410) 740-4600
10715 Charter Drive, Suite 200
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Land Use & Zoning, Administrative Law, State, Local And Municipal Law, Employment
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,Gettysburg College
State Licensing
Maryland

David Andrew Burkhouse
(410) 740-3150
10500 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 650
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Divorce, Landlord & Tenant, Contracts, Employment
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,Saint Mary's College of Maryland
State Licensing
Maryland

Michael Salvatore Molinaro
(410) 740-4600
10715 CHARTER DR STE 200
COLUMBIA, MD
Specialties
Education, Administrative Law, Employment
Education
Saint Vincent College,University of Maryland,Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
State Licensing
Maryland

Timothy P Meredith
(410) 865-5404
7250 Parkway Dr 5th Fl
Hanover, MD
Specialties
Business, Employment
Education
Hamilton Coll
State Licensing
California

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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