Dr. Teresa Daniel is recognized for her work on workplace bullying.
“It’s important for women to know that they don’t have to take it anymore,” Dr. Daniel, who is also an employment lawyer, says in the article. “I think the changes we are seeing with respect to sexual harassment after the #MeToo movement are going to spill over.”
“Women are becoming more vocal because for the first time they have some confidence that they will be believed,” she said. “The atmosphere is changing, and corporations will hopefully realize they can’t tolerate any kind of bad behavior at work and will impose more accountability.”…
“HR can be a great resource, but it depends on the culture of the organization,” she said. “At organizations that say, ‘We treat everybody with respect and won’t allow this kind of interaction to stand’, bullies end up either getting fired or quitting.”
But if engaging HR does not work, Dr. Daniel says women should begin an aggressive search for a new job.
“The problem with staying in a workplace bullying situation is that over time you start to feel devalued, and the more devalued you feel the less confident you are to go out and get another job,” Dr. Daniel said. “So it’s a real slippery slope.”