Harassment and Discrimination

The purpose of this policy is to maintain a healthy work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity and to provide procedures for reporting, investigating and resolving complaints of harassment and discrimination. All employees must be aware that they may not engage in any acts that threaten, intimidate, harass, demean or torment fellow employees irrespective of whether the employee is a member of a protected class.

It is a violation of this policy even if the act was not so severe or pervasive as to alter the condition of the victim’s employment and/or create an abusive work environment. However, the complained of activity must be objectively unreasonable. A single act may suffice. To determine if the activity is unreasonable, the totality of the circumstances surrounding the incident must be assessed.

It is the policy of this law enforcement agency that all employees have the right to work in an environment free of all forms of harassment and discrimination by employees, whether sworn civilian or volunteer, or other non-employees who conduct business with this agency. This agency considers harassment and discrimination of others serious employee misconduct.

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