This is another way to prevent more harassment. If you see a blatant case of harassment, calmly
join the victim in protesting the action. Or if the victim is too timid to react strongly, you might be able to step in and let the harasser know that
this type of behavior is unacceptable in your work area.
Remember, harassers are often disrespectful or trying to demonstrate power over others. People who knowingly commit harassment are often accustomed to getting away
with disrespectful behavior. An additional challenge or
strongly worded comment from a bystander will let the harasser know that there is a witness, and possibly stop the harasser from doing it again.
Be careful, though, especially if the situation is alarming or the harasser seems very agitated. (We'll talk more about what to do if things get scary in the next lesson.)