Verbal Abuse in the Workplace: How Can You Deal With It?


Verbal abuse covers a wide range of behaviors: cursing, yelling, insulting, threatening or mocking a person, among others. The behavior could occur in private or in front of other people. Its presence is not always clear, either. But what is clear is that it should not be tolerated in any workplace, and as soon as you discover it, it’s important that you put an end to it.

Here are some strategies you can take to quell instances of verbal abuse within your business: 

You should strive to maintain a happy, healthy workplace for all of your employees.

In addition to these tips, you should be sure that all of your employees are familiar with company policy in regard to verbal abuse, and that they understand that you have their back if they ever feel like they have become the target of such behavior.

by Christine Kelly

CEO and Queen Bee | Viral Solutions LLC

Prior to joining Viral Solutions, Christine held executive leadership roles at some of the largest small business consulting firms in the USA. Her experience includes leading direct reports of over 130 remote sales agents who generated $38mm in annual revenue. She obtained her Marketing degree from British Columbia Institute of Technology. Bring her C-Suite experience to your small business. Although our company is virtual, and we can work with you wherever you are located, she is located in Denver, Colorado and owns a second home in Vancouver, BC Canada.


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