Our main goal is to promote a healthy and safe environment for all of our employees. And that encompasses providing a work environment free of sexual harassment.
What to do if you are harassed
If you experience an unwelcome sexual advance, please immediately and firmly inform whoever is committing the act that their advances are unwelcome. And explicitly tell them that they need to stop if possible.
If you can't provide this feedback in real-time, we encourage you to send it via email or even a Loom video. You are welcome to talk to HR team regarding the best way to approach or phrase your message if you want assistance!
We encourage you to file a complaint, if:
What happens when a complaint is filed
We take every complaint of sexual harassment very seriously. All complaints are confidential to the extent to which that is possible (information is disclosed strictly on a need to know basis). The identity of the complainant will be disclosed in the investigation process where necessary. But steps will be taken to ensure no retaliation is taken against the complainant regardless of the outcome.
If you need to submit a complaint, please reach out confidentially to [HR contact]. They will help you set up an in-person meeting (if possible) to discuss who you are making the complaint against and give concrete examples. If the complaint is against the person listed above, please contact [HR contact] to make the complaint.
We will immediately investigate the situation and take action where necessary. At the minimum, the employee will receive a written warning that their actions violate our sexual harassment policy. And [company name] will take action to minimize the contact between the 2 employees.
A Sexual Harassment Incident Report will be filled for every complaint - regardless of the severity or determination of the investigation.
We will take action against any employee found guilty of sexual harassment, up to and including termination of employment.
We may also take action against anyone who actively or passively participates in sexual harassment. This includes:
This is by no means a comprehensive list, but some examples include unwanted sexual behavior, such as:
As well as unwanted sexual advances, such as:
This policy applies to every person in our company regardless of gender, sexual orientation, level, function, seniority, status or other protected characteristics. We are all obliged to comply with this policy.