If you supervise employees, you have certain responsibilities regarding harassment.
As a supervisor and an agent of the University, you must:
- Maintain a harassment-free workplace.
- Take any employee complaint seriously.
Suggestions For Supervisors
The law requires that situations of possible sexual harassment that staff or faculty supervisors have been made aware must be investigated.
- Remember that such matters cannot be ignored.
- If warranted, you must take steps to stop the harassment and to prevent it from happening again.
- You should listen to the report of an incident and treat it seriously. You must not ignore it.
- You should be careful to hold in high regard the trust the complainant has demonstrated in you, the supervisor, by bringing the concern to you.
- Remember to make certain that information gathered is kept confidential, and that the circle of people involved is kept as narrow as possible.
Use the Checklist
Use the Harassment Investigation Checklist for Supervisors to gather the details of an incident and create an accurate record of what was reported by the complainant.