WOMEN INITIATIVE FOR SOCIETY EMPOWERNMENT (WISE) is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits unlawful discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, [Company Name] expects that all relationships among persons in the office will be business-like and free of explicit bias, prejudice and harassment.
WOMEN INITIATIVE FOR SOCIETY EMPOWERNMENT (WISE) has developed this policy to ensure that all its employees can work in an environment free from unlawful harassment, discrimination and etaliation. WISE will make every reasonable effort to ensure that all concerned are familiar with these policies and are aware that any complaint in violation of such policies will be investigated and resolved appropriately.
Any employee who has questions or concerns about these policies should talk with the director of human resources or a member of the personnel practices committee.
These policies should not, and may not, be used as a basis for excluding or separating individuals of a particular gender, or any other protected characteristic, from participating in organization or work-related social activities or discussions. In other words, no one should make the mistake of engaging in discrimination or exclusion to avoid allegations of harassment. The law and the policies of WISE prohibit disparate treatment on the basis of sex or any other protected characteristic, with regard to terms, conditions, privileges and perquisites of employment. The prohibitions against harassment, discrimination and retaliation are intended to complement and further those policies, not to form the basis of an exception to them.