Today we talk about the serious issue of harassment in the workplace. We cover many different kinds of harassment, ways to identify them, and ways to report harassment. Harassment is a very serious issue, and by speaking about it we hope to bring understanding around it as well as encourage people experiencing harassment to bring it to light. Harassment is not acceptable and everyone has a right to a safe working environment.
There are various tools at your disposal to understand and report harassment in the workplace. In the United States, one of the main places to go to is the EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This is a federal agency that has various documents about harassment that you can read to help you understand your rights under the law. Some states have individual laws and rules that expand upon the federal laws. Below we have provided a few examples, but please look for more about your state, or your country.
EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commision
Filing a charge: https://www.eeoc.gov/employees/charge.cfm
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Workplace Harassment Guide: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/06/DFEH-Workplace-Harassment-Guide.pdf
Filing a complaint: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/complaint-process/file-a-complaint/
New York State Department of Labor
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