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Sexual Harassment Policy Statement

Create the following for an organization:

1. A sexual harassment policy statement. Remember to defend your policy with a valid reasoning and effective documentation.

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Please see response attached (which is better formatted and recommended), but is also presented below. I hope this helps and take care.

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1. A SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY STATEMENT. REMEMBER TO DEFEND YOUR POLICY WITH A VALID REASONING AND EFFECTIVE DOCUMENTATION.

Before we tackle this question, let's look at what other organizations are doing and how they form the organizational Policy Statement and how they defend the policy with valid reasoning and effective documentation. Thus, assuming that our company is in the New York State this will be the starting place. What do we need to incorporate into our Sexual Harassment Policy in keeping with the statewide policy? Thus, the following Appendix will act as documentation supporting our company sexual harassment policy (we can add as an appendix as well making reference to it).

I. Example: Sexual Harassment (New York statewide Policy)

Every employee is entitled to a work environment free from any form of discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Sexual harassment is one form of sex discrimination and is a violation of Section 703 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Governor's Executive Order No. 19 (1983, reissued 1996).

A statewide policy declares that the State will not tolerate sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment is considered a form of employee misconduct. The State has served notice that it will impose sanctions on individuals engaging in such conduct and on supervisory and managerial personnel who knowingly allow such behavior to continue. As with other cases of discrimination, formal complaints should be handled through the affirmative action officer. A copy of New York State's policy statement on sexual harassment, Executive Order No. 19, is included as Appendix G (see http://www.goer.state.ny.us/mc/handbook/appdxg.html listed below):

Appendix G

Sexual Harassment

Executive Order No. 19 (NEW YORK STATE POLICY STATEMENT ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE)
WHEREAS, sexual harassment in the workplace is not merely offensive but is a form of discrimination in violation of Federal and State law; and

WHEREAS, every State employee is entitled to a working environment free from sexual harassment and its deleterious economic, psychological and physical effects; and

WHEREAS, the cost to the State is considerable in both human and financial terms including the replacement of personnel who leave their jobs, increased use of health benefit plans due to emotional and physical stress, absenteeism and decline in individual and workgroup productivity;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mario M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of New York do hereby establish a New York State Policy Statement on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

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Solution Summary

This solution provides an illustrative example of a sexual harassment policy statement, which is defended with a valid reasoning and effective documentation. Two supplementary articles are also provided.

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