How to Respond to a Workplace Bully

As with any form of harassment, you should take all reports of bullying seriously and respond appropriately.

Please contact us for help prior to dealing with a workplace bully. We can help you conduct an investigation and make sure you have adequate documentation before taking action, as an aggressor is more likely to file a lawsuit against you.


Once you have investigated and documented the behavior, there is a range of appropriate responses, depending upon the seriousness of the situation:


  • Warnings and disciplinary action, up to and including termination
  • Group sensitivity training
  • Using an outside conflict management resource
  • Referring the bully to an anger management course
  • Utilizing your employee assistance program (where applicable)

Contact us for assistance or more information.

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