Sexual Harassment Policy

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Elizabeth Mackel GSB 617 99 Business Law April 11, 2014 Assignment 6: Research online and print out a Sexual Harassment Policy for any company. Answer the following questions: What is the definition of harassment? What kind of conduct is prohibited? What is the procedure for filing a complaint? I have included the Sexual Harassment Policy for the company I work for, Belmont Bank & Trust. The policy defines harassment to include any activity relating to race, gender, ethnicity or any protected category, such conduct having the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment. Further, sexual harassment constitutes any unwelcome sexual advances for sexual favors or any conduct of a sexual nature when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment. It also includes submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual. Lastly, sexual harassment consist of such conduct that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. The type of conduct that is prohibited includes, but is not limited to, verbal conduct such as sexual, racial, ethnic, epithets, euphemisms, derogatory jokes or comments; slurs, innuendo or insults; jokes about gender-specific traits; sexual propositions, invitations, threats, repeated requests for dates, or statements about other employees, even outside of their presence, of a sexual nature. It also includes non-verbal conduct such as leering, obscene gestures, sexually suggestive bodily gestures, or suggestive or insulting sounds, “wolf whistles”, “catcalls”, “kissing”,
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