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Anti-Harassment Procedure

March 10, 2008

Elements of an Anti-Harassment Policy & Complaint Procedure

An anti-harassment policy and complaint procedure should contain, at a minimum, the following elements:

A clear explanation of prohibited conduct;

Assurance that employees who make complaints of harassment or provide information related to such complaints will be protected against retaliation;

A clearly described complaint process that provides accessible avenues of complaint;

Assurance that the employer will protect the confidentiality of harassment complaints to the extent possible;

A complaint process that provides a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation; and

Assurance that the employer will take immediate and appropriate corrective action when it determines that harassment has occurred.

Information courtesy of What Every Business Manager and HR Professional Should Know About Federal Labor and Employment Laws

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