Sexual Harassment Policy
In order to provide a productive and pleasant working environment, it is important that we at [ABC, Inc.] endeavor to maintain a workplace characterized by mutual respect. Accordingly, sexual harassment in our workplace will not be tolerated.
Sexual harassment has been defined as a form of sex discrimination, consisting of unwanted sexual advances. Examples of prohibited sexual harassment include:
¨ Supervisors or managers explicitly or implicitly suggesting sex in return for a hiring, compensation, promotion or retention decision.
¨ Verbal or written sexually suggestive or obscene comments, jokes, or propositions
¨ Unwanted physical contact, such as touching, grabbing, or pinching
¨ Displaying sexually suggestive objects, pictures, or magazines
¨ Continual expression of sexual or social interest after an indication that such interest is not desired
¨ Conduct with sexual implications when such conduct interferes with the employee’s work performance or creates an intimidating work environment
¨ Suggesting or implying that failure to accept a request for a date or sex would adversely affect the employee in respect to a performance evaluation or promotion
Harassment by Nonemployees
We will endeavor to protect employees, to the extent possible, from reported harassment by non-employees such as from customers, vendors and other parties who have workplace contact with our employees.
An employee who feels that he or she has been harassed is strongly urged to immediately bring the subject to the attention of the appropriate supervisor or to the Head of Human Resources. Inquiries and/or complaints will be investigated as quickly as possible. Any investigation will be conducted in as confidential manner as is compatible with a thorough investigation of the complaint.
Any employee found to have harassed another employee or applicant for employment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary procedure action, including reprimands, suspension or termination of employment.
A person committing sexual harassment may also be held legally liable for his or her actions under applicable law.
Each manager is responsible for implementing this policy within his or her area of supervision.