There are numerous different management styles. Some bosses employ a more laid-back approach in the hope that employees respect their kindness. Other managers go for a more strict style in the hope of maximizing efficiency. The majority of bosses sit somewhere in between.
Unfortunately, there are a minority of managers who overstep the mark and behave inappropriately. At times, intimidation and harassment toward employees can make them feel like they no longer want to go to work.
What are your options if your boss is trying to intimidate you?
Document the behavior
It’s important to keep track of just how frequent the bullying behavior from your boss is. While a one-off moment of anger from them is still unacceptable, a repeated pattern of intimidation and harassment is a much more serious issue.
By writing down the dates, times and types of conduct, you’ll have a much clearer picture of the scope of the problem. If you are close with coworkers, you may want to ask them to do the same. This will give you an idea of whether or not you are being singled out, potentially for discriminatory reasons.
Inform Human Resources
Every company should have a Human Resources (HR) department that deals with a variety of issues, including bullying and harassment. There is a chance that this could be sorted out internally if HR has the appropriate policies and procedures in place. They may have suspected this for a while, and your documentation has provided them with the evidence needed to take action.
You have legal options
Unfortunately, some instances of bullying and harassment cannot be sorted out internally. If this is the case for you, then you may need to think about your legal options. By seeking some experienced guidance, you will be able to get the respect you deserve as an employee.