Communicating the “No Harassment” Policy

Answer “Yes” or “No.”

The public entity communicates its “No Harassment” policy to employees by posting it:

Acknowledgment forms confirming receipt of the policy and agreement to report harassment and/or retaliation are obtained from each employee and placed in employee personnel files.

Managers verbally communicate the “No Harassment” policy at periodic supervisor, employee and volunteer meetings, stressing each individual’s responsibility for not engaging in prohibited behavior and reporting inappropriate behavior.

During initial orientation, a manager covers the policy in detail and encourages questions from new hires to ensure their understanding and acceptance of the policy. The policy is periodically reviewed with new employees.

The entity provides periodic supervisory training aimed at sensitizing supervisors to sexually-oriented behavior; instructing them to listen and take all rumors seriously; and requiring them to report or investigate every harassment allegation, depending on their authority.