Policy prohibiting dating in the workplace
In fact, all of the examples above were considered harassment and addressed effectively so that lawsuits were avoided.Employees were allowed to report their concerns without fear of retaliation.
Although you are not required to word your policy in this exact way, it’s a good practice to keep policy language similar to what is provided by the EEOC.
For a legal interpretation, review the article, Sexual Harassment, The Employer’s Role in Prevention, from the American Bar Association (ABA).
Below are examples from my own experience investigating harassment claims: The examples above also demonstrate that individuals of either sex can be victims of harassment.
In fact, many employers expand on this definition by adding their own examples within policy and training documents..’ It’s the type of harassment that occurs when an employee is promised something work-related, such as a promotion, in exchange for sexual favors.
The term ‘Quid pro Quo’ need not be included in your sexual harassment policy.