This anti-sexual harassment policy:
Sexual harassment is a legal term that refers to unwelcome sexual advances or conduct in the workplace. It can take many forms, including physical touching, demands for sexual favours, and making demeaning or sexually suggestive comments.
Sexual harassment can be a serious problem in the workplace. It can create a hostile work environment and lead to job dissatisfaction, absenteeism, and even job loss.
If you think you are being harassed, it is important to speak up and take action. Sexual harassment is illegal under the law and any person you know who is subjected to sexual harassment should be encouraged to report it.
An anti-sexual harassment policy is a set of overarching rules designed to prevent sexual harassment from occurring in the workplace. The policy can include things like education and training on what constitutes sexual harassment, a zero-tolerance for sexual harassment and a system for reporting and investigating complaints.
The policy aims to provide and maintain a healthy and safe work environment free from any form of sexual harassment.
The purpose of the policy is to create a workplace where people are treated with dignity, decency and respect and disciplinary action will be taken against any person who engages in any form of sexual harassment.
The policy should include statements to address unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favours, or other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that makes a person feel offended, humiliated and/or intimidated, where a reasonable person would anticipate that reaction in the circumstances.
Sexual harassment may take different forms. The following examples of sexual harassment are intended to be guidelines of what should be in a policy and are not exclusive when determining whether there has been a violation.
Sexually harassing behaviour may include:
Where sexual harassment occurs employees should file a complaint reporting sexual harassment, so offenders can be subject to discipline, or other corrective actions.