Google Screened

Are You in the Healthcare Field?

Find Out How We Can Help »
[et_social_follow icon_style="slide" icon_shape="rectangle" icons_location="top" col_number="1" outer_color="dark"]
Millions Recovered For Our Clients No Fees Unless We Win

Abusive Supervisors

April 4th, 2018

Bucks County employment discrimination lawyers represent victims of abusive supervisors and employers.Recently, the Journal of Business Ethics published a study by the Naveen Jindal School of Management on the impact of abusive supervision in the workplace. For the study, abusive supervision was defined as a subordinate’s perception of their supervisor as engaging in sustained hostile verbal and non-verbal behaviors. The study did not include physical contact.

Abusive supervision in the workplace has already been studied and reported over the years to identify the nature and degree of abuse, as well as outcomes associated with it. Research shows that more than 13 percent of United States workers have been affected by abusive supervision. Costs to employers have also been identified, including increased absenteeism, increased health care costs, and lost productivity. One estimate showed the cost to employers exceeded $23.8 billion each year.

Many employees experience abusive conduct in the workplace. Some simply leave to work elsewhere while others report the abuse to a Human Resources department for action. However, many endure the abuse in silence but that does not mean they do not react to it. The study identified dysfunctional employee responses to abusive supervision such as arriving late to work and having lower productivity.

Meta-Analysis Results

Meta-analysis was used to combine and evaluate large amounts of data from 79 earlier studies. The goal was to receive a systemic understanding of the various studies used to populate the analysis. The analysis revealed that abusive supervision causes problems for the managers that engage in the conduct. In addition, the entire organization was negatively affected by the misconduct.  Notably, employees on the receiving end of the misconduct emulated that behavior in their interactions with co-workers. This social learning effect essentially infected the entire organization.

Legal Recourse is Available

Many forms of abusive conduct in the workplace rise to the level of illegal workplace harassment. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal regulations make unwelcome verbal or physical behavior based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, nationality, age, physical or mental disability, or genetic information illegal. Many states supplement federal protections with additional avenues for legal recourse.

Bucks County Employment Discrimination Lawyers at The Gold Law Firm P.C. Represent Victims of Abusive Employers

The laws protecting against illegal harassment or discrimination can be complex and dealing with the issue can be daunting. An effective Bucks County employment discrimination lawyer can explain your rights and recourse. You do not have to tolerate abuse in the workplace. At The Gold Law Firm P.C., our lawyers have experience representing victims of workplace harassment.  Conveniently located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we serve the surrounding areas, including the state of New Jersey. We can provide the representation you need to protect your rights against discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Contact us online or call us at 215-569-1999 for a free consultation.

View All Practices
2019 American Trail Lawyers badge
Lead Counsel Rated
life time achievement
million dollar advocates badge
AV Peer Review Rated
Philly Happening
Top one badge
Silver Client Champion Award 2020
super lawyers badge

As Seen On

avvo Martindale Justia FindLaw
© 2024 The Gold Law Firm P.C. All rights reserved. [ Site Map | Privacy Policy ]

Attorney Advertising Materials. Sidney L. Gold is responsible for the content of this website. This website is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

Website Accessibility: The Gold Law Firm P.C. is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually working to improve the accessibility of all content on our website and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

* The awards and accolades displayed on this website were issued to the attorneys, or the entire law firm by the respective providers of these honors. They are as follows, Avvo Inc., Super Lawyers®, Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated, ASLA Top 100 Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyers, Bar Register Preeminent Lawyer, Happening List Winner, BBB Accredited Business, National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1 Percent, America's Top 100 Attorneys, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for law and policy, Best Lawyers, Lead Counsel Rated, Top Employment Lawyers in Philadelphia, Association of American Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Silver. No aspect of these advertisements have been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.