Glossary for Workplace Bullying and Harassment

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assign
Give someone a task or job to do.
complaint
A formal statement that someone has harmed you.
implement
To put in place, as in to implement a policy or procedure.
intimidate
Make someone feel afraid.
must
The word "must" identifies a legal duty or obligation of an employer, worker, supervisor, or organization.
policy
A plan of action for how things will be done.
procedures
Detailed steps that say how to perform a task.
self-esteem
The respect you have for yourself.
target
The person who is being bullied and harassed.
witness
Someone who saw and/or heard the bullying and harassment.
This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by People's Law School, 2014.



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