Persecuted at Work? Six Ways to Defend Yourself

CareerBuilder.com

In most corporate environments you have worked in, your colleagues probably ?played nice? with you. But what happens when you come under attack in the office? Whether it is nasty office gossip or an outright assault on you as a professional, being attacked in the office can be damaging to your career in the short and long term. That?s why you need to look out for No. 1 and protect yourself if you become the subject of an office attack.

Say, for example, that a jealous co-worker is gunning for your job and is feeding your manager tall tales of mistakes made by you that are just not true. How can you handle this without sounding like someone who is defensive, paranoid, or just plain whiny? Here are a couple of strategies to take to make sure you are protecting your best interests.