Harassment resources

This page offers resources to members to identify and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace.

If you are an architect/designer, and believe you have been sexually harassed, here are options for you to consider.

An employee of a firm that believes he or she has been sexually harassed could report the harassment to the firm’s human resources department.  

In the absence of a human resources policy or department at a firm, an employee still has options for getting his or her harassment complaint addressed.

The individual can:

  • Report the harassment to a manager, leader or owner of the firm; and/or
  • Pursue a discrimination claim at the state level by contacting the agency that enforces the state’s human rights laws (these agencies usually have an online complaint process); or
  • Pursue a discrimination claim at the federal level by filing a charge of discrimination/harassment with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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Harassment in the Workplace, Part 1—Compliance and Culture: Building a Respectful & Harassment-Free Workplace Culture

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