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Verbal harassment can be the result of personality conflicts in the workplace that have escalated beyond the casual eye roll or something more serious.

Unlike discriminatory types of harassment (such as sexual), verbal abuse is often not illegal. Instead, verbal harassment can be someone who’s consistently mean or unpleasant.

For this reason, a lot of verbal harassment can be particularly damaging since it goes unnoticed and unresolved.

 

Examples of Verbal Harassment

Obvious verbal harassment behaviors include things like threatening, yelling, insulting or cursing at a victim in public or in private.

 

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.

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