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  • Writer's pictureS. Anne Marie Archer

5 Essential Steps to escape your discriminatory hostile work place

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

Here are five essential steps to empower yourself and navigate through a discriminatory hostile work environment.

Let's explore these steps that can pave the way for a healthier and more inclusive professional journey in 2024!

1. Recognize Discrimination:

The first step towards empowerment is recognition. Learn to identify discrimination and understand the protected classes you belong to. Awareness serves as the foundation for taking control of your situation and fostering a workplace free from bias and hostility.

2. Document Incidents:

Detailed documentation is a powerful tool in combating workplace discrimination. Carefully record instances of discrimination and identify any recurring patterns. A well-maintained record not only supports your case but also provides a clear timeline of events, aiding in any future investigations. Grab access to the AntiHR Documentation Journal and learn to effectively document discrimination and other problematic incidents in your workplace.

3. Take a Strategic Approach:

Approaching Human Resources (HR) is a significant step, and being strategic is key. Before reporting discrimination, develop a solid strategy. Understand that deciding to report is also a decision to potentially leave, so be prepared. Know what you want to say, ask, and achieve from the interaction to ensure a constructive dialogue. Remember the once you raise your concerns you WILL become a target so have a plan before you report.

4. Report your concerns to HR:

Taking the bold step of reporting discrimination to your Human Resources department is crucial for fostering transparency and driving change. However, ensure your report is comprehensive, clearly stating the discrimination you've experienced and outlining the specific actions you expect HR to take to resolve the issue.

5. Seek Professional Guidance:

Consider enlisting the help of a professional like me who specializes in helping employees navigate workplace issues. My expertise can be invaluable in securing a resolution and potentially negotiating an exit with compensation. Seeking professional guidance ensures you have a knowledgeable ally by your side throughout the process.

Watch my YouTube Video where I explain these steps and their importance!

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In this online Master course, I teach you how to make your employer pay you to leave a discriminatory hostile work environment!

I share with you my tried and true method for documenting and articulating a discriminatory hostile work place to Human Resource staff in a manner most likely to result in an exit with a negotiated separation with severance.

This a method that I have personally utilized and that I have taught to my clients successfully,

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