Although there are many sources of support if you’re facing harassment or discrimination, the best tool you have – is you. It’s important to learn how to advocate for yourself to ensure policies, practices and systems that are supposed to help you, actually do.
- Self-advocacy: FBEC’s Self-Advocacy Checklist gives helpful pointers on how to advocate for yourself and make the system work for you.
- Advise management: If you are experiencing discrimination or harassment in the workplace, it’s important that you inform and seek support from your management. Here’s a sample letter that you can send to inform management and draw attention to your situation.
- Contact your union: It’s also important that your contact your union for support. FBEC has met the following unions to discuss and seek support for our objectives: