§ 2-222.02. Statement of policy.  

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  • (a) Sexual harassment is included among the prohibitions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination in employment, and is prohibited by the city.

    (b) Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical acts of a sex-based nature, where submission to such conduct is made a term or condition of employment, or an employment decision is based on an individual's acceptance or rejection of such conduct, or such conduct unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Sexual harassment involves not only members of the opposite sex but also of the same sex.

    (c) Other forms of harassment in addition to sexual harassment are illegal (such as racial harassment) and/or are improper and will not be tolerated. Such harassment involves unwelcome language or actions involving race, religion, national origin, age, marital status or disability.

    (d) Sexual as well as other illegal or improper harassment of city employees by other employees or by persons who are not employed by but do business with the city will not be tolerated.

    (e) In addition, the city will not allow any retaliation against any employee who raises a concern about improper or illegal harassment or participates in an investigation involving improper or illegal harassment and tells the truth to the best of his knowledge and belief.

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 1, 6-19-01)