How to Recognize and Stop Sexual Harassment
WHAT TO DO IF IT HAPPENS TO YOU
Follow the sexual harassment policy and procedure that is used by your school, district, or workplace. If there is no existing policy and procedure, use this one.
Step 1: Communicate to your harasser
Step 2: If the behavior is repeated, go to a person in authority, such as a principal, counselor, complaint manager, or supervisor. Document exactly what happened. Give a copy of your written record to the authority, and keep one for yourself.
Your documentation should include the following information. Use exact quotes where appropriate and whenever possible.
Step 3: If the behavior is repeated again, go though a person in higher authority, such as a school board member, the superintendent of schools, the company president, etc. Keep documenting the behavior.
At any point in this process, you may choose to contact the Office of Civil Rights, your State Department of Education, your State Department of Human Rights, an attorney, or a police officer.
1. Office of Civil Rights ____________________________________________________
2. Department of Education________________________________________________
3. Department of Human Rights____________________________________________
4. Local Program for Victims of Sexual Assault________________________________
5. Police/Sheriff's Department_____________________________________________
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO TO HELP STOP SEXUAL HARASSMENT?
If you see or hear of someone being harassed, you can help potential victims become more assertive in response to behaviors they don=t like.
You can give victims the support they need to get them help from appropriate adults.
You can also help potential harassers pay attention and appreciate the effect they have on others.
Sexual Harassment Resolution:
If the Situation is NOT Resolved:
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