What is Sexual Harassment?
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 favors, 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.
What is an Anti Sexual Harassment Policy
An anti sexual harassment policy is an overarching statement that advocates rules to prevent sexual harassment and help protect employees from sexual harassment.
This 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.
An anti sexual harassment 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.
What Should an Anti Sexual Harassment Policy Include?
An anti sexual harassment policy should include statements to address unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, 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 behavior may include:
- Unwelcome touching.
- Staring or leering.
- Suggestive sexual nature comments or jokes.
- Sexually explicit pictures or posters.
- Unwanted invitations to go out on dates.
- Requests for sex related to employment decisions.
- Intrusive questions about a person’s private life or body.
- Unnecessary familiarity, such as deliberately brushing up against a person.
- Insults or taunts based on sex.
- Sexually explicit physical contact.
- Sexually explicit emails, messages or comments either verbal or physical.
Where sexual harassment occurs employees should file a complaint reporting sexual harassment, so offenders can be subject to discipline, or other corrective actions.
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This 1-page policy template can provide you with an overarching statement to create a workplace where courteous, polite, mutually respectful, pleasant and non-coercive interactions between employees are normal in the workplace.
The policy can reduce the risk of a breach in federal law, sexual harassment claim or an incident of sexual harassment after an offender engages in sexual harassment.
After purchasing this template you will be able to:
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