One of the most common questions I am asked is, “I am being harassed at work, what do I do?” Here are the five things to do and, ironically, the first thing you start with is the word stop.
1. Know you are important
First, stop and take notice of yourself. You are an employee. You are the proverbial gasoline in the car. You make the company go. You are important. Do not let anyone make you feel as if you are not important because you are.
2. Stand up and say stop
Second, tell your harasser to stop. Please stop are two very powerful words when put together. Please stop bothering me. Please stop harassing me. Please stop treating me poorly. Make it known that the way you are being poorly treated will not be tolerated. Stand up for yourself and say stop.
3. Write it down
Third, I want you to stop. Do a timeout and write down everything that was said or done to you. Be specific. Who specifically said or did what specifically to who specifically on which dates specifically in front of which witnesses specifically? Write it down.
4. Report it
Fourth, stop and complain to the appropriate person or department if there is one. If there is a human resources department, report it to them now and document it. Put it in writing and the ‘it’ is who specifically said or did what specifically to who specifically. Be specific and concise. Do not write more than is needed.
5. Contact an employment lawyer
Fifth, stop and contact The Law Office of David H. Rosenberg, P.C. You can call us, email us
, either way works because we are here to help you with your problem. We love to help employees. It is what we do. Call us. It is a free conversation.
Your problem is not just going to go away. Stop right now and visit us at www.employeelawny.com. Problems at work are no problem for us.