Discredit

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about coworker assertion of insanity:

My coworker is discrediting me by telling everyone I am crazy. I ignored it at first but my boss confessed that he dismissed a lot of my claims because of it and apologized. What can I do to get back at her?

Signed, Frustrated and Angry

Dear Frustrated and Angry:

You don’t want to get back at her, which will only add to the rumors that you aren’t in control of yourself. Instead talk to your boss again and make sure he helps you clear this up. Ask him if he will help you by directing her to stop her remarks. Then, ask if he could also help by talking to everyone about the problem of vicious and mean-spirited gossip.

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