June 5, 2012
Abuse of power in the workplace is becoming a national concern in the United States. According to the Workplace Bullying and Trauma Institute, 54 million employees surveyed in September 2007 reported being victims of abuse in the workplace. Understanding the different definitions, types, effects, consequences and warnings of such abuse--and knowing what resources are available for victims--can help employees and supervisors handle abuse of power in the workplace.Employees need to distinguish between the various forms of abuse of power in the workplace. According to the Gender and Diversity program's website, supervisors can abuse their power through their speech, including making criticisms about employees’ physical appearance, work skills and intellect. The tone of a supervisor's voice--for example, a supervisor raising her voice at an employee or using foul language--can constitute emotional abuse. Ignoring employees and threatening employees with paycheck reductions or loss of a promotion are abusive. So are physical forms of abuse, including touching, hitting and slapping. Ecolab Saint Paul MN Director Carla Smith allows (HR) Jones in the Mcdonough 600 Plant to use manipulative touching and kissing during the investigation of the October 14,2011 suspenion later termination of hourly associate union supporter. Smith did have a conversation with the suspended associate about company handbook policies but ignored the hourly associates complaint over the wrongful act of Jones and Plant Mgr Quigley, Quigley who was not present during these acts.
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Jerry Quigley Ecolab Mcdonough Plant 600 Plant Manager along with Penny Jones Human Resource Rep and Carla Smith Corporate Human Resource Rep have all violated my rights and have wrongfully violated their own company handbook policies.Ecolab states that "We prefer promotion from within and support active programs of training and ...