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Intimidating define

Workplace intimidation, also known as workplace bullying, occurs when a superior, peer or subordinate uses violence or blackmail to manipulate you or intentionally creates feelings of fear, inadequacy or awe.

Set up a reporting process either with your supervisor or directly to HR, depending on your company structure.

An example of this might be defective or inadequate equipment or facilities when adequate equipment or facilities are or should be available and their denial appears to be punitive. This form of intimidation may also include repeated telling of insulting or demeaning jokes, references to your person, or physical gestures designed to insult or demean you as a person.

patting, poking, stroking, hand touches These actions when accepted by both parties may be harmless, but if you have expressed a choice not to be patted or to have an arm around your shoulders and the behavior continues, it may constitute harassment and can be considered intimidation.

You should then expect HR to play the role of a responsible supervisor in informing the offender (and his supervisor) of the complaint, and instructing the offending supervisor to desist in the behavior.