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What are common work retaliation tactics?

It doesn't matter if you work in Florida or another state, you know that there could be times when you don't get along with coworkers. Additionally, if you open your mouth about some type of wrongdoing, there is always the chance that you could become the victim of workplace retaliation.

Nobody wants to be in this position, but it could happen when you least expect it. For this reason, it is important to become familiar with common work retaliation tactics:

-- Being left out. There are times when a person, such as a supervisor, will intentionally leave a person out as a means of "getting them back."

-- Verbal abuse. According to an article published by Forbes, "62% report they were verbally abused by a supervisor or someone else in management." This type of abuse can take a toll on you with each passing day, making it almost unbearable to do your job as intended.

-- No promotion. This is one of the top tactics for workplace retaliation, as the person in charge of the decision knows it will harm the victim. Along with a promotion, a worker could be passed by for a raise that he or she deserves.

There is no way of saying for sure how a person will retaliate against another if the opportunity presents itself.

If somebody finds him or herself in this position, it is essential that the necessary steps are taken to protect his or her best interests. There is never a time when it is okay for a person to retaliate against another. For some, things get so bad at work that they have to consider their legal options.

Source: Forbes, "The 12 Most Common Workplace Retaliation Tactics" Dec. 22, 2014

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