As your employer, Scientific Search wants to ensure your safety in the workplace, and therefore will take reasonable steps to prevent discrimination or harassment from occurring.
The Federal regulations define sexual harassment as unwanted sexual advances, or visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. This definition includes many forms of offensive behavior and includes same sex gender-based harassment.
Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.
The following is a partial list:
- Unwanted sexual advances
- Offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors
- Making or threatening reprisals after a negative response to sexual advances
- Visual conduct: leering, making sexual gestures, displaying of sexually suggestive objects or pictures, cartoons or posters
- Verbal conduct: making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs and jokes
- Physical conduct: touching, assault, impeding or blocking movements
- Bullying, nicknames, gossiping, and inappropriate questions can all be forms of harassment to humiliate, intimidate or exclude someone.
Scientific Search will take immediate and appropriate action when we know that sexual harassment has occurred, to stop any further harassment and to ameliorate any effects of the harassment. Therefore any sexual harassment complaints should be reported immediately to a Scientific Search representative, who will inform the client, fully and effectively investigate in a thorough and complete manner, and if proven, offer prompt and effective remedial action.