EO Roles and Responsibilities: The offending person

The following are responsibilities of the offending person when conflict occurs in the work place.

· Stop the behavior immediately!

· Apologize. Ask another person or supervisor for advice and ask them to accompany you as you talk to the recipient, or intervene on your behalf.

· Talk to the recipient and discuss how you can communicate more effectively.

· If a formal complaint has been filed, seek legal counsel or assistance to understand your rights.

· Seek help from an agency that can assist you in getting on track (such as the Chaplain, MEO, or Family Support).

· Do not reprise against an individual who filed a complaint or addressed any issue viewed by them to have been discriminatory.