Module 2 of 4

Company Policy

The easiest way to avoid issues with sexual harassment is to know company policy, and follow it closely.

This organization is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual preference, disability, veteran status, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This organization does not tolerate harassment or discrimination (sexual or otherwise), including the following: behavior, comments, jokes, slurs, e-mail messages, pictures, or other conduct that contributes to an intimidating or offensive environment.

If you have questions about specific company policies or ethical guidelines, you can view or download the Code of Conduct by clicking the image at right.

You must comply with applicable federal, state, and local statutes prohibiting discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other non-job-related factor.

Compliance Policy

This policy applies to recruiting and hiring and also to all personnel actions, including training, retention, and promotion of existing employees.

Officers and other supervisors are expected to be familiar with this organization's standards on harassment and discrimination and with relevant federal, state, and local laws. Supervisors who fail to take action, or who engage in harassment, not only expose this organization to liability, they also expose themselves to personal liability.

Employees can also be held personally liable for engaging in harassment.

This organization has the same expectations for its contractors, consultants, and suppliers when they engage in work related to this organization.

What happens in cases of policy violation?

Policy Violation

Sexual harassment may involve coworkers, subordinates, supervisors and even non-employees who are on this organization’s property to conduct business.

Any employee or applicant who feels he or she has been discriminated against or sexually harassed should report that incident to his or her supervisor, the Chief Executive Officer or counsel, without fear of reprisal (retaliation is illegal). Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent practicable. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken for violations of this policy.

Remember, your aim is to conduct yourself in a professional manner and treat others with respect, fairness, and dignity.

Now, let's try a few last practice scenarios before starting the final quiz.

Is this Illegal? Against Company Policy?

You tell your co-workers about a sex scene you saw in a movie that was on television.

Is this Illegal? Against Company Policy?

The men in your office "lose" your reports and sabotage your work because you are a woman.

Final Notes

You're almost done! In the next module you'll be asked to take a short quiz to test your knowledge. You might then want to send a quick note to HR letting them know you've finished the course.

Remember, the company will not tolerate sexual harassment by any of its employees. If you have a complaint please don't hesitate to bring it to the attention of your supervisor, the Chief Executive Officer or counsel.

If you have any questions about this this material, sexual harassment, or company policy, please contact an HR representative.

Begin the Final Quiz to complete this course.

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