Part of any hiring process needs to include an overview of the harassment policy that the company will hold its employees accountable. Make sure the new hire reads and signs and then place in their file. Below is a basic harassment overview that can be used as a guideline for your needs.
The success of our company is based upon our fundamental commitment to treating our employees with dignity and respect. Our support of equal employment opportunity includes the recognition that harassment of employees on account of race, sex, national origin, or other reasons will not be tolerated. All of our employees have the right to be free from racial or ethnic slurs, unwelcome sexual advances, or any other verbal or physical conduct, which constitutes harassment.
Employees are entitled to work in an environment that is free from intimidation, ridicule or insults based upon sex.
Examples of sexual harassment
• Unwelcome sexual advances
• Unwelcome hugging, touching or kissing
• Requests for sexual favors
• Slurs, jokes, or degrading comments of a sexual nature
• Suggestive or lewd remarks
• Repeated offensive sexual flirtation or propositions
• The display of sexual suggestive pictures or objects
• Repeated unwelcome physical contact or touching
Our company is serious about enforcing State and Federal laws prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace. This topic has received increasing publicity in recent years, and reflects a growing awareness that unwanted harassment or abuse of any kind is unacceptable. Sexual harassment is illegal and unacceptable at our company, and will be dealt with swiftly and aggressively.
If you feel that you are being harassed, notify your manager so we can prevent it from happening.
I have read the policy on harassment and understand its meaning.
For a printable PDF Press Harassment Overview