November 17, 2017
Hello Leaders!
Sexual harassment is on the rise. Is your organization safe from sexual harassment lawsuits? To help protect your organization, below is a FREE customizable Sexual harassment policy. It is always my goal to keep you informed, and ensure you avoid costly HR Mistakes. 

As always, call me at (810) 813-8732 for any questions or assistance with HR issues. Have a fantastic week! 

Vanessa G. Nelson

Sexual harassment is on the rise. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that violates  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 . As an employer, you have a responsibility to maintain a workplace that is free of sexual harassment. This is your legal obligation, but it also makes good business sense. If you allow sexual harassment to flourish in your workplace, you can pay a high price in poor employee morale, low productivity, and lawsuits.

To help you protect your organization, below is a  FREE sample customizable Sexual Harassment Policy . When customizing the policy for your organization, you can remove the information in the brackets
[ ] and insert your organization's information, as appropriate. 

Please note: The Sample Sexual Harassment policy below is merely a suggestion to help you prevent sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. It is highly recommended that you consult with your HR representative, legal representative, or other(s), as appropriate, before implementing the policy below.

Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Policy

[XYZ Company] is committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and conduct that can be considered harassing, coercive, or disruptive, including sexual harassment. Actions, words, jokes, or comments based on an individual's sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic will not be tolerated.

Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances; or visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. This definition includes many forms of offensive behavior and includes gender-based harassment of a person of the same sex as the harasser. The following is a partial list of sexual harassment examples:

  • Unwanted sexual advances.
  • Offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors.
  • Making or threatening reprisals...

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