There are several ways in which an employee can be harassed in the workplace. Most think of sexual harassment when they think about work-related harassments, but other forms of abusive behaviors are also practiced to make work a very uncomfortable environment for some.
In today's litigious society, complaints of workplace bullying and harassment are on the rise. Harassment allegations must never be taken lightly, and any behavior that creates a toxic work environment should be addressed. However, not all harassing behavior creates a legally actionable offense.