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How to create Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policy: Sample

Sure, here’s a general outline for an Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policy:

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Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policy

I. Policy Statement

Our company is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment. We believe in treating all employees with dignity and respect, and we prohibit any form of discrimination or harassment based on protected characteristics.

II. Scope

This policy applies to all employees, contractors, visitors, customers, and stakeholders.

III. Definitions

  • Discrimination: Any negative action or attitude directed toward someone because of protected characteristics.
  • Harassment: Any unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic.

IV. Protected Characteristics

Protected characteristics include, but are not limited to, age, race, gender, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, health, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political or philosophical beliefs, and trade union membership.

V. Prohibited Behaviors

Examples of prohibited behaviors include, but are not limited to, derogatory comments, offensive jokes, bullying, intimidation, displaying offensive objects or pictures, and any other conduct that creates a hostile work environment.

VI. Reporting Procedure

Employees who believe they have been subjected to discrimination or harassment should report the incident to their supervisor, the Human Resources department, or any member of management.

VII. Investigation

Upon receiving a complaint, the company will promptly conduct a thorough and impartial investigation.

VIII. Confidentiality

The company will maintain the confidentiality of all complaints to the extent possible.

IX. Non-Retaliation

The company prohibits retaliation against any individual who reports discrimination or harassment or participates in an investigation of such reports.

X. Disciplinary Action

Any employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

XI. Training

The company will provide regular training to all employees to ensure they understand this policy and their responsibilities under it.

XII. Policy Review

This policy will be reviewed regularly and updated as necessary.

Please note that this is a general outline and should be customized to fit your company’s specific needs and legal requirements. It’s also important to consult with a legal professional when creating such a policy.

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