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Sexual Harassment

Company ABC strictly prohibits any form of sexual harassment in the workplace.  Company ABC defines sexual harassment as:

·         Unwelcome sexual advances,

·         Requests for sexual favors where submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly as a condition of an individual's employment or employment opportunities,

·         When submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting the individual, or

·         When such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.Sexual harassment may include a wide variety of behaviors and occurs on various levels, including but not limited to the following:

·         Unwelcome physical contact of a sexual nature such as patting, pinching or unnecessary touching

·         Overt or implied threats against an individual to induce him or her to perform sexual favors or to engage in an unwelcome sexual relationship

·         Verbal harassment or abuse of a sexual nature including hints of a desire for sexual relations or jokes or remarks of a sexual nature to or in front of a person who finds them offensive

·         Use of sexually suggestive terms or gestures to describe a person's body, clothing or sexual activity

·         Displaying, forwarding or posting offensive, sexually suggestive pictures, jokes, materials or e-mails.

An employee who feels there has been a violation of this policy must bring the alleged violation it to the attention of the Vice-President of Human Resources.It is the responsibility of each employee to review and be cognizant of their attitudes and actions towards co-workers.  This will help to ensure that what might be intended to be a harmless joke, comment, or touching is not interpreted by another employee as a form of harassment.

Supervisors who are made aware of violations of this policy must report such conduct immediately to the Vice President of Human Resources.  Under no circumstances is a supervisor to initiate any investigative steps on his/her own.  Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.

Company ABC will not tolerate any retaliation against any employee who has made a good faith complaint of harassment.  All claims will be investigated, and will be treated confidentially to the extent possible.

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