Specific Guidelines for Employees on Harassment

Harassment is a type of discrimination that can take several forms such as:

  • Threats, intimidation or verbal abuse 
  • Unwelcome remarks or jokes about issues such as race, religion, disability or age 
  • Displaying sexist, racist or other offensive pictures or posters 
  • Sexually suggestive remarks or gestures 
  • Inappropriate physical contact such as touching, patting, pinching or punching 
  • Physical assault

Employees are expected to maintain a productive work environment free from harassing or disruptive activity. At the same time, each supervisor and manager has the responsibility to keep the workplace free of any form of harassment.

Any employee who believes that a supervisor, manager or another employee’s actions or words constitute unwelcome harassment has a responsibility to report or complain about the situation as soon as possible.