Sexual Harassment Guidelines
At AppleOne, our goal is to provide a safe environment free of unlawful harassment and retaliation for our employees. Examples of conduct which may constitute sexual harassment include unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors or other visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which is related to a term or condition of employment. It is also unlawful to retaliate or take reprisals against an employee who has articulated a good faith concern about sexual harassment or discrimination.
Sexual harassment is unlawful and hurts other employees. Employees engaging in that conduct should be and will be made to bear the full responsibility for that unlawful conduct.
Consistent with our goal, AppleOne will not tolerate unlawful harassment or retaliation. Examples of sexual harassment and retaliation, which are not all-inclusive, include:
- Promising, directly or indirectly, an employee a reward, if the employee complies with a sexually-oriented request.
- Threatening, directly or indirectly, to retaliate against an employee, if the employee refuses to comply with a sexually-oriented request.
- Denying, directly or indirectly, an employee an employment-related opportunity, if the employee refuses to comply with a sexually-oriented request.
- Engaging in sexually suggestive physical contact or touching another employee in a way that is unwelcome.
- Displaying, storing or transmitting pornographic or sexually oriented materials using EMPLOYER-CLIENT equipment or facilities.
- Engaging in indecent exposure.
- Making sexual or romantic advances toward an employee and persisting despite the employee's rejection of the advances.
- Making or threatening reprisals after a negative response to sexual advances or after a good faith complaint of harassment or discrimination.
Anyone who has a harassment complaint should contact the Human Resources Emergency Hotline at (800) 270-9120. An investigation will be conducted with limited confidentiality and prompt, appropriate action will be taken. Thereafter, you may appeal to any officer of the company, including AppleOne's president, Bernie Howroyd. You may also file a complaint with the EEOC or other state agency such as the DFEH in CA at (800) 884-1684. Such departments provide a dispute resolution process.Â If a department finds that harassment or retaliation has occurred, remedies, including fines paid by each employer or offender can be awarded, as well as possible job reinstatement, back pay, promotion, and changes in employer policies or practices. Protection from retaliation for practices prohibited by law, or filing a complaint, or for participation in investigative activities, is guaranteed in accordance with section 7287.8 of Title II of the California Code of Regulations.
For further details about Sexual Harassment, contact AppleOne's Corporate Human Resources Department at (800) 270-9120.