Understanding How to Take Action - Exercise

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Understanding How to Take Action - Exercise

Understanding How to Take Action

Duration: 10 to 15 minutes.

Answer the following questions and then discuss as a class.

  1. What should a victim or witness do if they do not feel comfortable telling a harasser face to face to stop what they are doing?
    1. Write a letter
    2. Have a co-worker confront the harasser
    3. Ignore the harasser
    4. Contact Human Resources
  2. True or False: The victim and any witnesses should keep a record of any details related to the harassment or discrimination.
  3. If you do not get a timely or helpful response from your company after reporting an incident, who should you contact?

Solution:

  1. A. or D. Depending on the situation, the best option is to write a letter or to contact Human Resources.
  2. True. Keep copies of any email or letters and document any dates, times and details.
  3. The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
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