Policy: 362

Sexual and Other Unlawful Harassment


MDCBDSN is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and unlawful harassment. Actions, words, jokes, or comments based on an individual's sex, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or any other legally protected characteristic will not be tolerated. As an example, sexual harassment (both open and subtle) is a form of employee misconduct that is demeaning to another person, undermines the integrity of the employment relationship, and is strictly prohibited.

Any employee who wants to report an incident of sexual or other unlawful harassment should promptly report the matter to his or her supervisor. If the supervisor is unavailable or the employee believes it would be inappropriate to contact that person, the employee should immediately contact the Human Resource Administrator or any other member of management. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal.

Any employee who becomes aware of possible sexual or other unlawful harassment should promptly advise the Human Resource Administrator or any member of management who will handle the matter in a timely and confidential manner.

Anyone engaging in sexual or other unlawful harassment will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.


To establish guidelines prohibiting employees from engaging in sexual and other unlawful harassment.

Effective Date:
June 1, 1998

November 20, 1999
May 24, 2001