What Can You Do Yourself?
Aggression and violence in the workplace do not usually stop by themselves. When you have become a victim of aggression and/or violence, it takes a lot of courage to take action yourself. You can start the conversation yourself, but you can also seek help from your manager or colleagues. Keep in mind that the aim of the conversation should be to stop the unwanted behaviour. Such a conversation is only useful if the victim can continue working with the offender afterwards. As a victim, you can also complain to your employer. Your employer is obliged to create a safe workplace for employees. If the case of aggression and/or violence is serious, an employer may give an employee an official warning or sometimes even dismiss them.