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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.

Glen Matthew Krebs
(859) 288-7409
250 W Main St #1600
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Immigration, Employment
Education
California Western SOL,Brigham Young Univ
State Licensing
California

Kenneth James Henry
(502) 499-4959
2303 Hurstbourne Village Drive, Suite 1200
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Family, Education, Insurance, Employment, Chapter 7, Civil Rights, Chapter 13
State Licensing
Kentucky

Edwin Sharp Hopson
(502) 562-7360
500 W JEFFERSON ST PNC PLAZA
LOUISVILLE, KY
Specialties
Employment
Education
George Washington University National Law Center,Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University o
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Florida, Kentucky

Christopher P. Evensen
(502) 719-3145
6011 Brownsboro Park Blvd., Suite A
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Workers Compensation, Personal Injury
Education
University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
State Licensing
Kentucky

Frank McGinnis Jenkins III
(859) 389-9344
Frank Jenkins Law Office, 631 East Main Street
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Social Security, Workers Compensation, Car Accident, Personal Injury
Education
University of Kentucky Law School
Centre College
State Licensing
Kentucky

Kasey Bond
(513) 651-6186
7310 Turfway Road, Suite 210
Florence, KY
Specialties
Employment
Education
Vanderbilt University
State Licensing
Texas

Jeffrey Alan Savarise
(502) 561-3965
Suite 2000, 220 W. Main St
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Employment, Business, Appeals
Education
University of Akron
State Licensing
Ohio, Texas

Justin Lee Lawrence
(859) 525-1160
6900 HOUSTON RD STE 19
FLORENCE, KY
Specialties
Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Maritime
Education
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Salmon P. Chase College of Law
State Licensing
Kentucky

Craig Peter Siegenthaler
(502) 561-3970
220 West Main Street, Suite 2000
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Employment, Appeals, Class Action
Education
University of Georgia
State Licensing
Georgia

Vincent Nealey
(270) 401-3974
109 West Poplar Street
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialties
Employer Law
Education
Law School : Oklahoma City University


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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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