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Retaliation harassment is a subtle form of retaliation and an often-overlooked type of workplace harassment.

Retaliation harassment occurs when a person harasses someone else to get revenge and to prevent the victim from behaving in such a way again.

What Does Retaliation Harassment Look Like?

This type of harassment typically has three parts:

  1. Employee A files a complaint about Employee B.
  2. Employee B finds out about the complaint and who made it.
  3. Employee B harasses Employee A to get revenge and deter them from filing further complaints.

Employee B, in this case, would be harassing Employee A as retaliation.


About the POEC

To administer and enforce the Public Officers’ Ethics Act which comprises of the code of conduct and ethics for public officers and declarations of income, assets and liabilities for designated public officers.