Coworker Swears At Me

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about swearing coworker:

If a coworker swears at me and calls me names, can he be suspended?

Signed, Upset

DearĀ Upset:

The action taken by your company or business about someone who swears at coworkers, is up to management, based on their rules and policies. If an employee is suspended he or she loses money for the time not at work. As a result, many employers prefer other kinds of discipline so as not to punish the employee’s family as well. (Loss of time off, a warning or formal reprimand.)

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