How to deal with bullying, discrimation and harassment at work #JobAdviceSA 06/11

Sexual harassment in Hollywood is a big topic in the media currently. Numerous celebrities have revealed that they were forced in to comprising positions by people in positions of power to further their careers. Subsequently the hashtag #MeToo trended on social media as people worldwide shared their stories of sexual harassment and showed solidarity with others who had been subjected to this unacceptable behaviour.


It is not only harassment that takes place in the workplace, but also bullying and discrimination based on differences between managers and even colleagues of employees who are vulnerable. So today on #JobAdviceSA we will be inviting members of the community to share their experiences and offer advice about how to deal with bullying, discrimination and harassment.

Q1. What should you do if you are asked out on a date by someone who has interviewed you?

Q2. How would you feel if a work colleague dated a manager in order to get a promotion?

Q3. Have you been a victim of gender discrimination and how did you or should you deal with it?

Q4. What should you do if you are bullied or harassed by a manager or colleague at work?

We hope that today’s debate will help those who have suffered oppression in their job to feel less isolated and empower them to change their circumstances.

Our Hosts Elzette Fourie (@ElzetteFourie) Tim Barry (@TimJBarry), Vanessa Raath (@Van_Raath) and Wesley Madziva (@WeszMadz) will be on hand to give their advice and answer your other questions from 16h00 to 17h00, but you are welcome to tweet your questions to @JobAdviceSA at any time or day, or if you are not on Twitter you can like our Facebook page and post your questions there.

Remember to tweet your answers using A1, A2, etc and the hashtag #JobAdviceSA or directly to @JobAdviceSA.

Structure – Four questions every 15min after the hour. Don’t jump to next question before time.

We look forward to chatting with you this afternoon!

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