The boss has passed out literature letting you know the meaning of horsing around, getting along, and making a safe environment. But for some reason, there are still questions as to what the standard of behavior should be. And some people have taken bullying to a whole other level. The questions that needs to be asked lies along the lines of their contribution to a poorer than usual work environment.
Television news programs have shared the reactions that some individuals have to an environment that is not conducive to working. Some people quit rather than risk getting victimized by bullets or other physical retaliation. Since people are prone to use pranks to get back at co-workers for various reasons, it's a good idea to report any attacks and any potential attacks as these horrid events may arise.
Looking down the road it becomes clear that people can be seriously injured in pranks and vicious attacks that disrupt the work environment. Remember, the prankster or bully is not compensated to harass others; instead, they are on the payroll to do a job as set forth by the supervisor. Keep in mind that any office has the right to terminate your contract if your conduct is not suited for the serious work environment. If certain behaviors are stopping productivity, then firing is the next step.
And at the same time, it's the responsibility of the organizations to make an investigation into the claims as set forth in their policy. Handbooks of rights and other documents are readily available to anyone who's employed. And these guides are written specifically for a certain job. When all things are considered the initial report matters as does the response from the body governing and watching out for such charges and offenses. It's not an ideal situation that warrants reporting, but the employer must handle what has come to be because this is the company's job. With such a responsibility it pays to have security in knowing the firm will respond appropriately.