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Sexual Harassment Policy

It is WCCH’s policy to maintain a work environment free of harassment of any type, including sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment infringes on employees’ rights to a comfortable work environment, and it is a form of misconduct that undermines the integrity of the employment relationship.  No employee – male or female – should be subjected to unsolicited and unwelcome overtures of conduct, either verbal or physical.

Accordingly, WCCH will not tolerate offensive, intimidating or hostile conduct that interferes with an employee’s work performance.  Such conduct that is prohibited includes repeated offenses of sexual flirtations, advances, or propositions; continued or repeated verbal abuse of a sexual nature; explicit or degrading verbal comments about another individual or his or her appearance; the display of sexually suggestive pictures or objects; or any offensive or abusive physical conduct.

Other impermissible conduct includes the taking of any personnel action on the basis of an employee’s submission to or refusal of sexual overtures.  No employee should so much as imply that an individual’s “cooperation” will have any effect on the individual’s employment, assignment, compensation, advancement, career development or any other condition of employment.

Any questions regarding this policy should be addressed to the Human Resources Department.  Any employee who believes that he or she has been the victim of sexual harassment or who has any knowledge of that kind of behavior is urged to report such conduct immediately to the Human Resources Department.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to protect the confidentiality of this matter.

This policy applies to all employees, supervisors, managers, vendors, and all other individuals doing business with WCCH.