Examples include yelling, using profanity, waving arms or fists, verbally abusing others, and refusing reasonable requests for identification.includes physical actions short of actual contact/injury (e.g., moving closer aggressively), general oral or written threats to people or property ("You better watch your back" or "I'll get you") as well as implicit threats ("You'll be sorry" or "This isn't over").The abuser then makes up excuses for his own behavior to avoid taking responsibility over what has happened.
If the circumstances warrant the issuance of a formal written counseling memorandum, guidelines to do so are found on the Labor Relations' Website.
The response by the staff member and any agreed upon actions should be included and a copy of the written counseling memorandum placed in the employee's official personnel file or credential file.
Just because there is no physical mark doesn't mean the abuse isn't real and isn't a problem or even a crime in some countries.
One definition of emotional abuse is: "any act including confinement, isolation, verbal assault, humiliation, intimidation, infantilization, or any other treatment which may diminish the sense of identity, dignity, and self-worth." or as "chronic verbal aggression" by researchers.
includes any physical assault, with or without weapons; behavior that a reasonable person would interpret as being potentially violent (e.g., throwing things, pounding on a desk or door, or destroying property), or specific threats to inflict physical harm (e.g., a threat to shoot a named individual).