Freedom Week: What can Bullied Targets do?
Make this the time to break your silence.
- Tell co-workers, friends, and family. Ask for help.
- Put your health first. Read the voluminous research on health harm related to unremitting exposure to stress from bullying.
- Schedule a coaching appointment with the WBI mental health professional who understands bullying.
- Talk to an attorney for one hour to see if you have any legal recourse.
- Refuse to believe the lies told about you and the shameful way you have been abandoned. It is not about you; it’s the perpetrator’s need to control others.
- Commit to either finding a new job or planning a fight-back strategy (involving co-workers, unions, the more rational executives) to reclaim your dignity. Everyone should be entitled to work without interference and assaults to her or his integrity.
- If you are mad as hell, call your state senator and state representative to ask them to sponsor the Healthy Workplace Bill.
- Ask your city mayor or city council to proclaim Freedom Week to draw attention to workplace bullying.
Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week sponsored by the Workplace Bullying Institute, is a chance to break through the shame & silence surrounding bullying. It is a week to be daring & bold. Here are different ways to celebrate Freedom Week: