Genesis at the Crossroads’ (GATC) Anti-harassment Policy
GATC is committed in all areas to providing a work environment that is free from harassment. Harassment based upon an individual’s sex/sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion or any other legally protected characteristics will not be tolerated or allowed whatsoever. All employees, including supervisors and other management personnel, are expected and required to abide by this policy. No person will be adversely affected in employment with the employer as a result of bringing complaints of unlawful harassment.
Definition of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is behavior of a sexual nature that is unwelcome and offensive to the person or persons it is targeted toward. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute harassment when (1) submission to or rejection of such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment/contractual arrangement; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for decisions about employment/contractual arrangement, promotion, transfer, selection for training, performance evaluations, benefits, or other terms and conditions of employment/contractual arrangement; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment or substantially interfering with an employee’s work performance.
Examples of harassing behavior may include unwanted physical contact, foul language of an offensive sexual nature, sexual propositions, sexual jokes or remarks, obscene gestures, and displays of pornographic or sexually explicit pictures, drawings, or caricatures. Use of employer’s computer system or database for the purpose of viewing, displaying, or disseminating material that is sexual in nature may also constitute harassing behavior.