Common Mistake #2 – Not Documenting the Harassment

As the harassment occurs, it can be helpful in later litigation to have a written account of each incident of harassment that took place. As part of documenting the harassment, make sure to save any memos, letters or emails that are related to the harassment, but be careful not to violate the employer’s confidentiality and proprietary information guidelines.

Also make sure to document all negative actions, and not just the harassing conduct. For example, keep track of any performance reviews, demotions, position title changes, or similar events.

Common Mistake #3 – Not Reporting the Harassment Early
Common Mistake #1 – Not Telling the Harasser to Stop