How Workplace Harassment Starts
This 2 minutes safety training video covers: Is teasing and jokes can start conflicts at work, what is a verbal abuse, how to prevent misunderstandings in the workplace, how practical jokes become harassment, how to properly handle offensive behavior at work.
Even if you think you understand your co-worker’s sense of humor, you just never know when something you meant to be funny it’s going to be taken in a wrong way. Harassment is painful to its victims it’s human nature that want to fit in, no one like to single out for negative reason. If you’re offended by someone’s comments or actions talk to them, tell them the specific behavior that bothers you and ask them to stop. If the behavior continues or if you don’t feel comfortable approaching the person talk to your human resources manager or follow your company’s guidelines for reporting harassment and an investigation should follow.