After An Incident
After an incident, security or a designated employee at the workplace should continue to monitor the situation for one to three months to determine if there is any escalation or resolution. The decision to continue beyond that initial period may be made based on both the victim’s and the employer’s ongoing assessment of the threat.
Following an incident, the workplace should consult with the victim regarding his or her needs, which may include providing referrals to community-based service providers, providing leave from work or other accommodations, and adapting the workplace safety plan.
A workplace also may need to organize and offer access to counseling, information or other services to coworkers and others. Employees that witnessed or otherwise appear to be impacted by sexual violence should be offered services through Employee Assistance Programs, community-based sexual assault crisis services, or community counselors.