This policy applies to: all phases of employment and to the conduct of managers, supervisors, coworkers, suppliers, and customers.
1. Prohibited Behaviors
Prohibited harassment includes:• Any offensive or unwelcome conduct –verbal or physical- that is based on a membership in a protected class. • Discrimination or discriminatory comments based on a person’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.• Unsolicited or unwelcome contact that has sexual overtones. This includes but not limited to:o Written contact, such as obscene letterso Verbal contact, such as obscene comments/questions, jokes about gender-specific traits, whistling, or addressing an individual with a term of endearment not of that individual’s choosing.o Physical contact, such as intentional touching, blocking movement, or coercing sexual contacto Visual contact, such as leering at another person, displaying sexually suggestive posters/magazines/videos. o Using personal or company issued electronic equipment, including but not limited to computers, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, text messages, mobile phones, or other mobile devices as a means to harass anybody who is related to the Company’s workplace. • Unwelcome sexual advances or repeated unwelcome flirtations• Using sexual behavior to influence career, salary, or work environment of another employee. Examples includes but not limited to:o Offering or implying the promise of an employment-related reward (e.g. raise) in exchange for sexual favors or submission to sexual conduct.o Threatening, implying, or taking a negative employment action (e.g. termination, denial of a leave of absence) if a sexual advance is rejected.
2. Harassment by Non-employee
The Company will take all reasonable steps to prevent or eliminate harassment by non-employees, such as customers and suppliers, who are likely to have workplace contact with our employees.