Emotional Harassment

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Emotional Harassment can Include:

·        Making rude gestures

·        Repeated ‘teasing’

·        Whispering about someone behind his/her back

·        Passing notes about someone

·        Imitating someone’s speech or behaviour in a way designed to offend

·        Laughing at someone’s mistakes

·        Excluding someone from group activities

·        Refusing to talk to someone

·        Passing around nasty gossip with a view to making someone feel bad

·        Deliberately breaking or marking someone’s personal property

·        Demanding money or services “or else”

 

Typical excuses include:

“I didn’t say a thing.”

“It’s all in his/her imagination.”

“We didn’t lay a hand on her.”