Maintaining a Harassment Free Workplace Information Booklet
What Should You Do If You Are Being Harassed?
Immediately inform the harasser that his or her behaviour is unwelcome and unwanted. Do so before witnesses, if possible. You could also inform the person over the telephone, in writing (print or email) or through a representative such as a supervisor. You can also seek advice from your human resources representative, your union representative or a person in authority.
If the harasser's unwanted behaviour continues, make a written record of dates, times, the nature of the behaviour, and the names of any witnesses.
If you are threatened with physical violence by a co-worker, report it immediately to a supervisor or manager. Similarly, if you witness a threat on a co-worker, report it immediately to a supervisor or manager.
Last Review / Update: 2009-11-29