EEOC Reports Increase in Harassment During Pandemic
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in workplace-based harassment.
Harassment is specifically identified as a form of workplace violence by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
For further information on the laws that prohibit harassment, how an employer can mitigate the risk of harassment, and actions an employee who is being harassed at work may take, contact the EEOC at:
1-800-669-4000 (voice), 1-800-669-6820 (TTY), or 1-844-234-5122 (ASL Video Phone) or visit the EEOC's website www.eeoc.gov
To learn the differences between on-the-job sexual harassment (which is illegal) vs. sexual favoritism (which is not), please watch this brief video: