Employment Attorney Sherwood AR

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.

Thomas H. Mcgowan
(501) 374-3655
1 RIVERFRONT PL STE 605
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Workers Compensation, Employment
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,Oberlin College
State Licensing
Arkansas

Allen Cole Dobson
(501) 371-9999
500 PRESIDENT CLINTON AVE STE 200
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Employment, Construction, Business
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,New Mexico State University
State Licensing
Arkansas

Melanie McClure
(501) 954-8073
8712 Counts Massie Road
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Employment & Labor Relations
Secondary Specialties
Disability Discrimination, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA), Unions, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Labor Disputes, Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), Equal Pay Act (EPA), Government Employees, National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Labor Arbitration, Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA), Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA), Compensation, Benefits, & Pensions, Labor Disputes, Picketing/Freedom of Speech
Education
Juris Doctor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1997
State Licensing
Arkansas and Washington

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John Bruce Cross
(501) 371-9999
500 PRESIDENT CLINTON AVE STE 200
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Employment
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,University of Notre Dame
State Licensing
Arkansas

Melissa Mcjunkins Duke
(501) 371-9999
500 PRESIDENT CLINTON AVE STE 200
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Employment, Immigration
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,Harding University
State Licensing
Arkansas

Anthony Bryce Brewer
(501) 978-3030
1 RIVERFRONT PL STE 413
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Personal Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Employment, Criminal Defense, Family
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,Arkansas State University, Jon
State Licensing
Arkansas, Tennessee

David P. Martin
(501) 375-9131
120 E 4TH ST
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Employment
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,University of Central Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

Melanie J. Mcclure
(501) 954-8073
8712 Counts Massie Road
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Employment
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,University of Iowa
State Licensing
Arkansas, Washington

Janet Lynn Pulliam
(501) 372-0800
100 MORGAN KEEGAN DR STE 100
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Employment, Health Care, Litigation, Education
State Licensing
Arkansas

Jo Ann Compton Maxey
(501) 372-0800
(ODD Range 101 - 199) CENTER ST
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Employment, Litigation
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,University of Missouri
State Licensing
Arkansas

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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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