What can I do if I’m being harassed at work?
Question & AnswerWhat can I do if I’m being harassed at work?
Keep track of the harassment
It can be helpful to make notes of things that happen at work. It’s best to make the notes when things happen so you still remember them well. Emailing them to yourself can help to prove when you made the notes.
If you’re being harassed, it can be helpful to note the details of things that happened or things that people said. Try to include:
- the date, time, and place
- who did or said things
- who saw or heard what happened
- what you did at the time
If you told your employer about the problem, be sure to include in your notes what they said.
Being discriminated against or harassed often causes health problems for workers. Many workers become anxious or depressed. If this happens to you, tell your doctor about it.
Your doctor may be able to suggest treatment for you. And if you need to take legal action, your doctor may be able to write a letter for you.
You may also want to get legal advice about what is happening to you and what your options are. You can contact the Human Rights Legal Support Centre for free legal advice and information. They can help you decide what to do next.