Human Resources: Bullying and Sexual Harassment Documentation-Can Spy Cameras Be The Answer?
On a day-to-day basis very few things make the headlines like sexual harassment and bullying. Sexual harassment in the work place has made the headlines recently with the Penn State and Syracuse University debacles and played a key role in Herman Cain withdrawing from the presidential primaries. Bullying in the workplace may not make as many headlines but happens more frequently.
Ask any human resources professional about bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace and they will tell you how difficult it is to document these two serious problems.
Sexual harassment is “unwelcome verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is severe or pervasive and affects working conditions or creates a hostile work environment.”
Bullying is “a form of aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when the behavior is habitual and involves an imbalance of power.” It can be manifested in physical, verbal or emotional ways.
Bullying can be a way to curry sexual favor from a subordinate so the it can be closely related to sexual harassment.
In the list of human resource problems bullying and sexual harassment are two of the biggest in the workplace. These two problems are also two of the most difficult to document. They are almost always done on a one-on-one basis so it is one person’s word against another. There are seldom any witnesses.
The best thing an employee can do when either one of these instances happens is to immediately report it to your human resource professional. They will probably advise you of a course of action. That course of action will no doubt include documenting every instance in as specific detail as possible.
If you can get other audio or video documentation that will certainly help your case especially if you decide to pursue it in court, which is your right.
Hidden cameras or spy cameras are one of the best ways that you can provide video and audio documentation of bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace. It provides irrefutable evidence of what happened, and almost all hidden cameras and spy cameras these days are date/time stamped for just such a legal proceeding.
One of the best hidden cameras or spy cameras is the Pen Spy Camera. No one would ever suspect that they are being recorded by a simple device like a working ball point pen. It records audio and video to 8 GB of internal memory. It comes with a USB cable that makes for easy downloading. The tiny microphone can capture sound in a 15 square-foot area. The hidden camera has excellent picture resolution for crystal-clear picture quality.
Can a spy camera be the answer for providing documentation for these difficult cases?
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