51st SPD Meeting

Report Harassment

SPD 51
50th Anniversary Meeting of the Solar Physics Division
Virtually Anywhere
18 – 19 August 2020

Any individual covered by the Anti-Harassment Policy who believes that he or she has been subjected to harassment should complete the online reporting form to submit the incident for review. All complaints will be treated seriously and be investigated promptly. Confidentiality will be honored to the extent permitted as long as the rights of others are not compromised.

Advice for reporting sexual or other forms of harassment is available on the website of the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA). Here is a summary of the more detailed information available on the CSWA website:

Write everything down (times, places, nature of the incident, and comments made). Save emails, notes, etc. Tell someone you trust. It is likely that you will have to write and sign an official letter of complaint, documenting the nature of the harassment and/or discrimination. Be as detailed as possible. Supporting documentation and statements from witnesses should be submitted with your letter.