Harassment

HARASSMENT

WHAT ALL EMPLOYEES SHOULD KNOW

It is Daybreak Youth Services policy that all employees and clients will enjoy a work and treatment environment free from all forms of discrimination. Harassment or discrimination are not allowed or tolerated.

Protection By Law- By law you are protected when being harassed and when reporting harassment.

 Definition of harassment- Harassment is a form of unwelcome conduct based on race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy), national origin, age(40 or older), disability or genetic information.

When are you being harassed- When the conduct creates a work environment that is and must be intimidating, hostile, or offensive to reasonable people. Offensive conduct may include, but not limited to, offensive jokes, slurs, name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put down, offensive objects or pictures, and interference with the work performance.

Responsibility of the employee, victim and/or the witness- Employees are encouraged to inform the harasser directly that the conduct is unwelcome and must stop, and should report harassment to management at an early stage to prevent any escalation.

Responsibility of the employer- They should clearly communicate to employees that unwelcoming harassing conduct will not be tolerated. They should have an effective complaint or grievance process, provide anti-harassment training to their manages and employees, and take immediate and appropriate action to the complaint.

Protection for the person reporting harassment- Anti-discrimination laws prohibit harassment against individuals in retaliation for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or lawsuit under these laws; or opposing employment practices that they will reasonably believe discriminate against individuals, in violation of these laws.

If being harassed what should you do?

  • Do not dismiss the behavior
  • Do not remain silent
  • Confront the person demonstrating the offensive behavior.
  • Inform your supervisor, or an upline supervisor.

If you have any questions please contact Mike Bruch at gro.ofnikaerbyadnull@hcurbm or 927-1688.

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