How to Properly Report Workplace Harassment
This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What are the different types of workplace threats, how threats occur at work, what is the best way to eliminate threats, what are the serious violence will develop if threats are not reported, where to report workplace harassment, how employee assistance program (EAP) works.
When an employee comes to you with a harassment complaint you need to follow three important steps, take the compliant seriously, investigate promptly and follow up. Most people are uncomfortable or embarrassed to admit they’ve been harassed, in fact many employees will delay making a compliant hoping the situation will resolve itself. Because it takes a lot of courage for someone to come forward, it’s important to show them that they can trust you by taking their compliant seriously. When someone comes to you with a compliant listen carefully and don’t interrupt or offer opinions, be sure to ask if they have communicated their feelings or concerns to the other person. During the conversation take notes, ask questions to get all the facts and get the names of witnesses. Maintain as much confidentiality as possible but when investigating some information often needs to be shared.