Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual attention of a persistent or offensive nature made by a person who knows or reasonably should know, that such attention is unwanted.
Sexual harassment includes sexually-oriented conduct that interferes with an employee’s job performance and creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. While sexual harassment encompasses a wide range of conduct, some examples of specifically prohibited conduct include:
- Unwelcome sexual advances;
- Requests for sexual acts or favours;
- Granting or denying job benefits based on receptivity to sexual advances;
- Other verbal or physical conduct of a sexually harassing nature that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.
All complaints will be promptly and carefully investigated, and all employees are assured they will be free of any and all reprisal or retaliation from filing such complaints.