What should an employee do if they believe they or someone they work with are being harassed?

What should an employee do if they believe they or someone they work with are being harassed?

You have a right to report harassment, participate in a harassment investigation or lawsuit, or oppose harassment, without being retaliated against for doing so. You always have an option of filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC to complain about the harassment.

What do you do when an employee complains about harassment?

Report Immediately. When an employee comes to you with a harassment complaint, taking quick action is key. Inform the reporter that you are obligated to involve HR. Whether or not the employee is in danger, immediate reporting of the allegation protects them and your organization.

How do you handle allegations of harassment?

Handling the complaint

  1. Take all complaints seriously.
  2. Ensure pre-investigation workplace comfort.
  3. Inform both parties of next steps.
  4. Start the investigation ASAP.
  5. Come to a conclusion.
  6. Communicate the results to both parties.
  7. Ensure post-investigation workplace comfort.
  8. Follow up.

How many healthcare staff report being sexually harassed?

Being leered at or subjected to offensive ‘banter’ and suggestive gestures are regular occurrences for some of the nearly one in ten (8%) healthcare staff who reported being sexually harassed in the past year.

Are there any sexual harassment in the NHS?

Survey reveals sexual harassment in the NHS. Nurses, care assistants, cleaners and other NHS staff have suffered lewd sexual insults, groping and even rape while at work, according to research published by UNISON today (Thursday).

Who are the victims of sexual harassment in the workplace?

It’s Never Ok reveals that the vast majority of those targeted were women (81%) and incidents mainly involved perpetrators who were older (61%) than their target, and often employed in more powerful roles (37%). Acts of sexual harassment were most often committed by colleagues (54%).