How we change what others think, feel, believe and do
Standing Up For Your Rights
Standing up for your rights starts with knowing that you have the same rights as everyone else. It then means responding to situations where those rights are being compromised.
Remind others who are contravening your rights that you have those rights.
Refuse to do things that you are being asked to do that you do not want to do.
When you are not being respected, demand that others treat you with respect.
When others are pursuing you or otherwise giving you unwanted attention, tell them that you do not want their company.
Know that you can call upon others to help you defend your rights.
No, I am not going to work overtime. I need to see my family.
Leave me alone. You are invading my privacy.
There are people outside making a lot of noise. Please can you come and deal with this disturbance.
You have basic rights as a human an a member of civilized society, as do all others. Within any country you have legal rights, and there is a whole legal system there to protect those rights, including your right to call upon that system for support. The same effect happens at work, where you are protected both by employment law and company regulations.
General rights include:
Rights at work include: