Human Resource Policy Procedure on Harassment

Harassment is not tolerated. The business is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination. This policy prohibits harassment in any form, including verbal, physical and sexual harassment. Any employee who believes he or she has been harassed by a co-worker, manager or agent of the practice is to immediately report any such incident to the Office Manager or next highest authority. We will investigate and take appropriate action.

The business depends upon a work environment of tolerance and respect for the achievement of its goals and is committed to providing a working environment that is free of all forms of abuse or harassment. It is an inherent part of our policy to recognize the right of the individual to be treated with respect and dignity.

Workplace harassment including, but not limited to, verbal slurs, negative stereotyping, overt hostility and the dissemination of written or graphic material designed to attack or intimidate “based on their race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status or sexual orientation” is prohibited.

Allegations of workplace harassment are taken seriously, we will respond promptly to complaints of workplace harassment and where it is determined that inappropriate conduct has occurred, we will act promptly to eliminate the conduct and impose such corrective action as is necessary, including discipline where appropriate.

It is important to note that while this policy sets forth our goals of promoting a workplace that is free of any form of harassment, the policy is not designed or intended to limit our authority to take disciplinary or remedial action for workplace conduct that we deem unacceptable, regardless of whether that conduct satisfies the definition of workplace harassment.

Sexual harassment is a form of harassment which adversely affects the employment relationship. It is prohibited by Connecticut and Federal laws. Sexual harassment of individuals occurring in the workplace or in other settings in which individuals of the business may find themselves in connection with their employment is unlawful and will not be tolerated. The business also condemns and prohibits sexual or other harassment by any client, vendor or member of the general public towards personnel.

Harassment in its Many Forms and Types

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