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Legal & Employment Guidance

Know Your Rights: Harassment and Discrimination

NEA created this toolkit aimed at helping members identify and respond to discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
Published: January 2014

Using this resource, members will be better equipped to recognize, confront, and remedy unlawful employment actions. It is important to note that nothing in the toolkit is intended as legal advice.

NEA members should use this resource as a guide to recognizing potential employment issues. When facing discrimination or harassment, members are encouraged to contact an attorney in their area who can guide the member based on his or her individual circumstances in conjunction with the laws and regulations specific to his or her state and federal laws.The overall purpose
of this resource is to help guide members when considering whether he or she has been a target of harassment or discrimination. This toolkit will give members a guide to:

  • Who is protected by various equal employment laws;
  • Who can perpetrate harassment or discrimination;
  • What actions can constitute discrimination or harassment;
  • When your employer may be liable;
  • What to do if you suspect that you are being targeted by
  • harassment or discrimination;
  • How to assert your rights;
  • When to file a complaint and assertyour rights; and
  • Where to find help

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