I am being bullied by a co-worker; what should I do?
Bullying is an intolerable and abusive situation that makes you dread coming to work, increases your stress levels while at work and at home, and drastically reduces your productivity. Unfortunately, there are no laws that can protect you against workplace bully in Pennsylvania or New Jersey unless that mistreatment is related to your age, gender, race, national origin, disability, military service etc. If you are not being bullied because of one of those reasons, your recourse is limited to bringing the matter to the attention of your supervisor and human resources. You should document the specific details of the bullying so that you can provide HR with a detailed description of how you are being treated. It is imperative that you follow the procedure outlined in your employee handbook so that the company has every opportunity to address the issue.