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Human Resources: Sexual Harassment Policy Statement

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Create a sexual harassment policy statement for an organization. Indicate how your policy exceeds the expectations of the equal employment opportunity. Remember to defend your policy with valid reasoning and effective documentation.

Next outline the steps that will be taken if a manager or member of the human resources department receives a sexual harassment complaint from an employee.

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was created 'to enforce the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States to provide injunctive relief against discrimination in public accommodations, to authorize the Attorney General to institute suits to protect constitutional rights in public facilities and public education, to extend the Commission on Civil Rights, to prevent discrimination in federally assisted programs, to establish a Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity, and for other purposes'.

Please see http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/laws/majorlaw/civilr19.htm. This website will provide you with the entire Civil Rights Act of 1964. Look at Title VI - Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs and Title VII - Equal Opportunity. Here you will find all the rules and regulations regarding discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. There are others rules and regulations you may want to look into stipulated in these sections of the Civil Rights Act.

You may also want to look at http://uscis.gov/graphis/workfor/eeo/. This website gives an overview and general information about EEO policies, contacts, programs, activities and efforts of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity. I believe the article may be entitled 'Working for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

As such, I believe my policies goes beyond Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in that it stipulates discrimination against disability, pregnancy, age, military status or sexual orientation and also deals with harassment. You may want to read the above to ensure that it does.


(Organization name) is committed to ensuring a productive work environment that is free of harassment and other forms of discrimination. (Organization name) will not tolerate any form of unwelcome harassing behavior by coworkers, supervisors, customers, citizens, vendors or agents. Each employee has a responsibility to keep the workplace free of any form of harassing behavior. No form of race, national origin, religion, disability, pregnancy, age, military status, sex or sexual ...

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