Instead, they believe that they have a tough boss or one that simply pushes his employees to get results.But workplace bullying can have significant consequences and can impact your health and overall wellbeing. Bullying bosses are notorious for humiliating employees in front of others.We can all agree that leaders who rule by intimidation are found everywhere, in every sector of industry.However; non-English speaking, front line Hispanic employees are at a much greater disadvantage for two major reasons.Some studies indicate that as many as 54 million Americans have been bullied at some point in their career.Workplace bullying can occur between a boss and an employee or between co-workers."An employee who was suspended and discharged after threatening a supervisor who gave him a write-up for a tardy that the employee claimed was covered by the FMLA, failed to revive his FMLA interference and retaliation claims.
Many times people do not realize that their boss is bullying them.Therefore, it is important to distinguish between a tough boss and a bullying boss. For instance, he might shout, swear or yell at you on a consistent basis. Verbally abusive bosses also make snide remarks or offer unfair criticism.And they have been known to ridicule and berate their employees on a regular basis. Intimidating behavior might include threatening to fire you as a way to maintain power and control.Why does it feel like they are able to take control of your feelings?Perhaps they are your employer or supervisor and it feels like they hold your career in the palm of their hand. Maybe they are just plain mean and confrontational and you are one of their favorite targets. In a moment I am going to answer that question for you, but there is a good chance you won’t like what I am about to say.