August 23, 2018
Author: Julie A. Proscia
Organization: SmithAmundsen LLC
SAMPLE ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY
In providing a productive working environment, ABC Company believes that its employees should be able to enjoy a workplace free from all forms of discrimination, including harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information, age and disability. It is ABC’s policy to provide an environment free from such harassment.
It is also against the policy of the company for any employee, whether a manager, supervisor or coworker, to harass another employee. Prohibited harassment occurs when verbal or physical conduct that defames or shows hostility toward an individual because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, national origin, marital status, military status, ancestry, age or disability, or that of the individual’s relatives, friends, or associates; creates or is intended to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment; interferes or is intended to interfere with an individual’s work performance; or otherwise adversely affects an individual’s employment opportunities.
Harassing conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, or threatening, intimidating or hostile acts, which relate to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability.
- Written or graphic material that defames or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability and that is placed on walls, bulletin boards, or elsewhere on the company’s premises, or that is circulated in the workplace.
Any employee who believes he or she has been harassed in violation of this policy should report the conduct immediately to the Human Resources Manager or the President. No victim retaliation or discrimination will result from any good-faith complaint made under this policy. A thorough and impartial investigation of all complaints will be conducted in as timely and confidential a manner as possible. Any employee of the company who has been found, after appropriate investigation, to have harassed another employee in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge.