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What is an intimidating workplace

Adept bullies and manipulators are often extremely controlling people who are attuned to certain personality traits to exploit others.

An example of this might be defective or inadequate equipment or facilities when adequate equipment or facilities are or should be available and their denial appears to be punitive. This form of intimidation may also include repeated telling of insulting or demeaning jokes, references to your person, or physical gestures designed to insult or demean you as a person.

patting, poking, stroking, hand touches These actions when accepted by both parties may be harmless, but if you have expressed a choice not to be patted or to have an arm around your shoulders and the behavior continues, it may constitute harassment and can be considered intimidation.

Rather, it’s often subtle, slow, and insidious mistreatment that passes over the radar screen.

It can involve offensive photos or objects placed on the person's desk, in her locker, or anywhere else she's likely to come across it.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal for an employer, manager or supervisor to take certain actions against employees based on their sex, religion, race, national origin or color.

Workplace bullying and intimidation is widespread, but since it doesn’t always have a clear legal definition, it often goes undetected and undressed.

If the intimidator or harasser is not your immediate supervisor, report the activity to your supervisor.