Managing diversity discrimination means that a supervisor must know how to handle discrimination and harassment complaints, but it also means knowing how to lead by example and prevent discrimination. The following steps will help you handle discrimination incidents and lead by example.
If you are a supervisor and an employee comes to you to report a harassment or discrimination incident, follow these steps:
Supervisors should always do the following:
Employees will be more likely to appreciate the benefits of a diverse team if they see a direct value from their supervisor. Employees can feel threatened by their different colleagues if supervisors do not manage the team properly.
Interrupt and stop any discriminatory comments or behavior you observe immediately. Make sure that your team knows that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.
Corrine King has a Master's degree in Instructional Design with over 8 years of training development experience. She has experience in the utility, healthcare, software, and mining industries in both technical training and human resource training. Her skills include developing onsite courses, delivering in-person training, and creating online training.