Blog Post: Workplace Coercive Control - More than a “Bad Boss”

Feeling dominated, humiliated & isolated at work? Could it be coercive control?
Authors: Lisa Aronson Fontes and Irena Grgona

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Is your supervisor making your job a nightmare? If so, you may be suffering from workplace coercive control, an abusive strategy targeted at a specific person that limits that person’s autonomy, sense of well being, and ability to succeed at work. In this piece, the authors discuss ways supervisors use coercive control against subordinates in a range of settings. They examine the following: Isolating and Undermining, Humiliating, Gaslighting, and Sexual Harassment.

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