EEOC Releases New Resource Document on Harassment
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a new document in its “What You Should Know” series for employees: “What to Do if You Believe You Have Been Harassed at Work.”
The document instructs the employee first to ask the harasser to stop. If the employee is uncomfortable doing so or the behavior continues, the document then directs the employee to obtain and review the employer’s anti-harassment policy and follow the steps set forth in the policy. If no policy exists, the employee is instructed to talk with a supervisor to ask for help. The document also notes that employees are protected from retaliation for making a harassment complaint. It further informs employees of their right to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC, Finally, it provides links to additional workplace harassment resources.