Non-Profit Anti-Harassment Policy
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This document is a policy prohibiting harassment, specifically for a non-profit organization. This Non-Profit Anti-Harassment Policy outlines the procedure for reporting harassment complaints and prohibits retaliation for harassment complaints. Organizations can incorporate this policy into an employee handbook or used as a stand-alone policy document. In addition to an anti-harassment policy, many employers and organizations also implement equal employment and anti-retaliation policies.
Harassment is one of the most common claims employees bring against their employers. The authors have designed this Anti-Harassment Policy to serve many important functions. For example, it:
- Demonstrates the employer’s commitment to complying with various federal, state, and local anti-harassment laws.
- Assures employees that employers do not tolerate unlawful harassment.
- Defines unlawful harassment to:
- communicate the employer’s expectations about appropriate workplace behavior; and
- help employees identify harassment when they experience or witness it.
- Provides an internal mechanism for employees to report harassment they are experiencing or have witnessed, thus, encouraging resolution of issues before they become legal claims.
- Provides one element of the defense, which may be available in hostile work environment litigation.
Anti-harassment policies encourage resolution of problems before they become legal claims by providing a procedure for employees to formally notify their employer about the harassment.
Employers should provide this anti-harassment policy to all employees at the outset of their employment, and the signed acknowledgment of receipt and understanding should be returned to demonstrate that the employee received and understood the policy.This document can be purchased as a stand along document or as part of our Non-Profit Compliance Package.
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