In today’s world, harassment has become an epidemic. It affects everyone, regardless of gender or race. But what happens when someone reports being harassed?
If you are being harassed in the workplace, you should document everything. This will help you to have a strong case against the harasser and their employer.
It is important to document your harassment in the workplace as soon as it starts happening. If you don't do this, it can be hard to prove that it was happening and how bad it was.
It is also important to keep records of what happened when and where, who was present and what they said or did. This will help with proving your case if there is an investigation or trial about the harassment that happened in the workplace.
Documenting harassment in the workplace is a difficult task. However, it is important to document harassment because it can be used as evidence in a court of law or to support a claim for damages.
The following are some steps that should be taken when documenting harassment:
- Keep detailed records of all incidents and times they occurred
- Keep copies of all emails, texts, letters, and other communications relating to the incident
- Keep copies of any notes you have made about what happened and how you felt at the time
- Save screenshots or images of anything related to the incident (e.g., websites, social media)
- Create your own timeline of events
In the workplace, harassment is not only a problem for the person being harassed. It also affects everyone in the company. The perpetrator, who may be a co-worker or supervisor, can make it difficult for others to do their jobs without fear of being targeted next.
The first step to documenting harassment is telling someone about it. This could be a supervisor, HR representative, or another employee with whom you feel safe confiding in. If you are uncomfortable going directly to your employer, there are other ways to document harassment at work such as contacting an attorney or reporting it online anonymously through sites like Stop Harrassment at Workplace (SHAP) and #MeTooNow.