When you arrive at work each day, you are expecting to be treated with respect and fairness. Your desire is to form strong and healthy professional relationships that will fortify your career and give you the opportunity to grow your potential. At Thornberry Brown, LLC Attorneys at Law, we have helped many people in Missouri to understand the importance of a healthy work environment.
While there will undoubtedly be times when you experience conflict in the workplace, it should never reach the point where you feel threatened or like your job is in jeopardy because of the actions of another. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, there are several behaviors that create the setting for workplace retaliation to take place and increase the risk of employees participating in like behavior. Your workplace may be at a higher risk level of experiencing retaliation between employees if there are compensation structures that promote rewarding or competition.
If your workplace structure is more authoritative in nature and prioritizes the importance and grandeur of higher-level positions, you may also notice an increase in potentially damaging behavior. Your employer will benefit from implementing policies designed to educate and encourage you and your coworkers to treat each other respectfully and to bring concerns to the attention of management without creating unneeded conflict along the way.
It is important that you are aware of the circumstances that create the risk of retaliation occurring so you can better protect yourself and your success in your job. For more information about workplace discrimination, visit our web page.