We spend most of our day at the workplace; we expect it to be friendly and happy. Having rude and arrogant co-workers, bosses, and seniors around you can ruin your work experience. Often stress and work go hand-in-hand, but when it starts affecting your mental health ultimately, you may consider quitting or even switching to another workplace.
Common reasons for emotional distress include harassment, discrimination at the workplace, and others that contribute to a hostile working environment.
Excessive emotional distress at the workplace can impact the worker’s productivity. Additionally, the toxic work environment can also affect someone’s physical and emotional health to an extreme extent. Employment lawyers CT have seen the extent of emotional damage unhealthy work environment is done to the employers. Therefore, it is essential to notice the signs of emotional distress at your workplace to ensure you take action promptly.
Signs of emotional distress.
- Extreme pressure to perform.
Having pressure to perform is a part of the daily routine at work. However, when the pressure turns extreme and starts resulting in anxiety or fear, it is a sign that your workplace is causing you emotional distress. No one is entitled to get extremely anxious due to the fear of not doing their best. In many cases, the employer may give constant threats to terminate you if you did not complete a specific task, resulting in excessive pressure for the employee.
- Fear of termination.
Many employers think that their threats and manipulation of laying off will help the employer perform their best. However, in reality, things can take a mental toll on the employee. A hostile work environment starts with the boss constantly threatening the employer to terminate them from the job.
- Losing interest in things you were passionate about.
One of the reasons you may have started your job in a specific company is that you were passionate about the work. But, when your interests begin to fade away, things may not be as easy as they were in the beginning. Loss of interest can be in relationships, work, hobbies, etc. Sometimes, excessive work can leave you with plenty of work with no time for yourself, affecting your emotional well-being.
We all have days when we feel exhausted and want to call in sick for work. Unfortunately, when emotional distress increases at work, your brain will be tired all the time. Often, emotional pain is visible in your body in the form of fatigue.
If you believe your work has affected your emotional well-being, talk with your friends, family, or co-workers. Sharing your feelings and finding the root cause can sometimes help. If nothing works out, speak to an employment lawyer to know your suitable options.