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Managing your Boss by Christina Osborne

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Coping with Harassment

One of the most damaging forms of conflict at work can be harassment from your boss. In such a situation you need to state what you find unacceptable. If nothing changes, know your rights and how to protect yourself if you decide to complain.

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Ask questions to ascertain if your boss’s harassment is deliberate.

Knowing your rights

If you are being harassed by your boss, as a one-off incident or by being worn down over time through unkind or prejudiced comments, you have rights. In a one-to-one meeting, tell your boss how you feel about his behaviour. If he is sexually harassing you or making offensive racial remarks, tell him to stop. If you are being treated unfairly, remember there are employment laws against discrimination ...

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