Intelligence in the World of Work
So, how can you prove that you are being diminished and bullied in the workplace?
You are caught in a very dangerous vulnerable position. Someone is manipulating the situation to suit and better themselves. A coercive atmosphere and controlling behaviors are now in place. Coercive or controlling offences can be classed as similar to those experienced in domestic abuse and violence. They are debilitating, underhand and dangerous.
Coercive control is defined as ongoing psychological behavior, rather than isolated or unconnected incidents, with the purpose of removing a victim's freedom. Sophie Goddard
Underhand and manipulative behavior
Negative focus on the target
Restricting daily activities
Threats or intimidation
Monitoring of time
Watching and restricting movement
Controlling abusive behavior
Taking personal items or entitlements
Demeaning the target’s character
Gossiping about the target