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Conexxus expressly prohibits any form of employee discrimination or employee harassment, including any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or status in any group protected by state or local law.
With respect to sexual harassment, Conexxus prohibits the following:
Examples of the types of conduct expressly prohibited by this policy include, but are not limited to, the following:
Responsibility for Compliance
Each member of management is responsible for creating an atmosphere free of discrimination and harassment, sexual or otherwise. Further, employees are responsible for respecting the rights of their co-workers.
Filing of Complaints
If an employee experiences any job related harassment based on one’s sex, race, national origin, disability, or another factor, or believes he/she has been treated in an unlawful, discriminatory manner, the incident should be promptly reported to the Vice President of Human Resources or another designated organization Harassment Officer. This policy applies to all incidents of alleged discrimination or harassment, including those which occur off-premises, or off-hours, where the alleged offender is a supervisor, co-worker, or even a non-employee with whom the employee is involved, directly or indirectly, in a business or potential business relationship.
Should the alleged discrimination or harassment occur at a time other than one’s normal business hours, a complaint should be filed as early as practicable on the first business day following the alleged incident.
Please understand that Conexxus takes complaints of discrimination and harassment very seriously. Consequently, there is no need to follow any formal chain of command when filing a complaint or when discussing or expressing any issue of concern regarding alleged discrimination or harassment; an employee may bypass anyone in one’s direct chain of command and file a complaint or discuss or express any issue of concern with any member of management. Conexxus will undertake an investigation of any complaints. All employees have a duty to cooperate with Conexxus in connection with any such investigation.
All complaints will be kept confidential to the maximum extent possible.
If Conexxus determines that an employee is guilty of discriminating against or harassing another individual, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against the offending employee, up to and including termination of employment.
Conexxus prohibits any form of retaliation against any employee for filing a complaint under this policy or for assisting in a complaint investigation.
However, if after investigating any complaint of harassment or unlawful discrimination, Conexxus determines that the employee knowingly made a false complaint or that an employee has provided false information regarding the complaint, disciplinary action may be taken against the individual who filed the complaint or who gave the false information.
If you have any questions concerning this policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources or another designated organization Harassment Officer.