Experiencing Workplace Harassment
66.6% of victims were not aware of the workplace policies regarding sexual harassment
If you are experiencing workplace harassment, we are sorry!
We know this has happened without your consent, and it is YOU who has to deal with the consequences. We are not here to tell you what to do. Only you know what you are comfortable with.
We have created a “NAVIGATING WORKPLACE HARASSMENT USER GUIDE” with this website. We want to arm you with relevant information, an overview of all options available, and possible strategies and tactics you can use, to resolve discrimination and harassment, to your satisfaction, and with as little cost to you, as possible.
Understand this is a process. You will likely change your mind multiple times. None of this is easy.
There is a lot of information to process. Take your time. Check in with how you feel. Skip any section that doesn’t work for you. For example if you can’t go to your boss, jump ahead to the HR section.
We want to help you determine the best course of action, wherever you are in the process.
Do these four things first:
1. Document the Details
2. Check Your Employee Manual
Your Employee Manual should have a policy on discrimination and harassment. Read all sections regarding the policy and reporting process. Make a note of any part of the process you feel uncomfortable with.
3. Determine the Type & Level of Harassment
4. Create A Calendar Of Important Dates
You only have a limited time to explore legal options, if it comes to that.
You must file a complaint with the EEOC, or your state agency, in order to pursue any legal options. Find your state agency and document these deadlines in your calendar.
Investigate Your Options
You have many options to try to resolve harassment quickly. Each option comes with their own set of possible benefits and risks. Here are possible options for resolution. You can:
- Address harassment directly
- NEW OPTION! Send The BeeMail
- Escalate to your boss
- Report to Human Resources
- Consult with an attorney
- File a complaint with the EEOC
- Leave your job with or without a settlement
The Wolf and The Bee acts as your “representative” and sends a diplomatic and discreet email (“The BeeMail”) directly to your colleague without mentioning your name.