Prevent Retaliation in the Workplace
- Develop, implement and enforce an anti-retaliation policy prohibiting retaliation against employees who report instances of discrimination or harassment or engage in other protected conduct.
- Include the anti-retaliation policy in the employee handbook and assure employees that all complaints will be kept confidential.
- Provide training to all supervisors and employees on what constitutes protected activity (e.g., complaints of discrimination) and retaliatory conduct (e.g., failure to promote).
- When an employee reports discriminatory, harassing or retaliatory conduct, explain that all complaints are taken seriously and will be investigated. Also, assure the employee that there is a zero tolerance policy for retaliation.