Sexual Harassment

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Sexual harassment, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is an act of sexual discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although the law recognizes two forms of sexual harassment, quid pro quo and a hostile work environment, the definition is not easily explainable for what it truly is. Quid pro quo is the "bargained-for sexual harassment" (HRS). This definition covers sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and anything that might suggest an employee advance in return for sexual favors. Sexual harassment comes in other forms as well categorizing sexual harassment into four areas: verbal harassment, physical harassment, visual harassment and sexual favors. (Dessler HR.Managment)

Sexual Harassment Policy

We at Company Inc. prohibit sexual harassment of district employees and job applicants. Company Inc. also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against district employees or other persons, who complain, testify or otherwise participate in the complaint process established pursuant to this policy and the administrative regulation.

Some forms of harassment can be stated below.

1: Verbal harassment includes, name calling, sexually explicit jokes, and comments about and employee's dress or body.

2: Physical harassment includes any type of touching, poking, pinching, or assault.

3: Visual harassment would include displaying sexual pictures, writings, and sexually oriented gestures.

4: Sexual favors would be considered as requesting a date, unwanted sexual advances, threat of demotion or termination.

Although sexual harassment has such a vague definition, it really comes down to what is offensive to the individual. What might be funny to one person could be insulting to another.

Nondiscrimination in Employment

Company Inc. shall take all actions necessary to ensure the prevention, investigation and correction of sexual harassment, including but not limited to:

1. Providing periodic training to all staff regarding the sexual harassment policy, particularly the...

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