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When things escalate to this level, it is important for victims to do what they need to feel safe.
If necessary, victims should call 911 and ask for police intervention.
In such cases, an employee may be able to claim benefits.
The consequences of bullying can be severe for its victims.
Filing a police report may also serve as valuable evidence if the victim needs to apply for unemployment benefits or decides to pursue a legal complaint against the employer or abuser.
State and Local Laws Because federal employment laws provide only limited protection against workplace harassment, some states and cities have passed laws and ordinances that either prohibit harassment entirely or expand the categories under which harassment is illegal.
In some cases, this behavior may be illegal, and it could result in criminal and civil penalties for the perpetrator and the business owner.
This may include theft or vandalism of the victim's personal property, threats of violence, sexual abuse or physical battery.This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness.