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#DemandCivility: Report Workplace Discrimination & Harassment

Following the November 8 presidential election, the level of discriminatory and harassing words and conduct directed at people of color, LGBT people, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities and women has risen to a fevered pitch, with hundreds of incidents reported in the first few days after the election

This prejudice is illegal, it is uncivil, and we must be ready to combat it and shame it at every opportunity. Openly discriminatory and harassing words and behavior are are NOT matters of opinion and are not protected as an exercise of First Amendment rights.

To start attacking this hatred from taking hold in workplaces, we first have to know about it. If your incident was workplace-specific: that is, it happened at work, or involved a coworker, supervisor, or boss, then we would like to hear about it. This information will be kept confidential and not be disclosed without your permission, and does not obligate you to take legal action or file a workplace complaint.

Your report will inform subsequent actions and help us develop the best strategy for continuing efforts to defeat discrimination and harassment at work.

Please #DemandCivility and tell us what is happening in your workplace!

#Demand Civility: Join Our Team

Following the November 8 presidential election, the level of discriminatory and harassing words and conduct directed at people of color, LGBT people, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities and women has risen to a fevered pitch, with hundreds of incidents reported in the first few days after the election. The prejudice called out into the open by President-Elect Trump and his followers will undoubtedly spill over into the workplace in the days ahead.

It is illegal, it is uncivil, and we must be ready to combat it and shame it at every opportunity.

Openly discriminatory and harassing words and behavior are are NOT matters of opinion and are not protected as an exercise of First Amendment rights. They are illegal in the workplace, thanks to discrimination and civil rights laws. Some anti-discrimination laws have been in effect for over 50 years: they are not going away, and are not something our new president can repeal. The #DemandCivility campaign is gathering information about post-election discrimination and harassment. If you’re aware of a recent incident or something has happened to you, please report it.

Those who wonder what they can do personally, please join the #DemandCivility team. We’re looking for:

  • lawyers willing to advise someone about next steps;
  • activists and organizers prepared to marshal a public response or social media campaign;
  • past or current targets of bias who are willing to share your experience to help others; or
  • employees willing to speak out when you see uncivil behavior or to listen and support one of your coworkers

As a member of our team, you will help provide someone with the tools to #DemandCivility, now and every day in the workplace, so that discrimination and harassment will not thrive in the workplace, regardless of who is president, what values he or she stands for, and what government agencies do to remedy discrimination and harassment. Join us today!