CMC’s Anti-Harassment policy is structured to foster a work environment free from all forms of harassment due to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

CMC does not tolerate any form of workplace harassment, including sexual harassment, in any setting in or out of our company relating to our business. It is our goal to work in an atmosphere free of discrimination and harassment, sexual or otherwise, and to respect the rights and dignity of each person that we encounter and work with. Inappropriate workplace behavior and unlawful harassment creates an environment that is inconsistent with this commitment. This policy applies to harassment caused by or against all employees, co-workers, customers, job applicants and third-party relationships such as agency, contract and temporary employees.

Here are some tips on how to create a “friendly” anti-harassment workplace:

Understand and Examine the Policies. Obtain and become familiar with the organization’s policy on harassment. Examine one’s feelings, attitudes, and behaviors in relation to harassment; see that behavior corresponds with the expectations and behavioral requirements of the organization’s sexual harassment policy. Remember, same-sex harassment is just as illegal as opposite-sex harassment.

Be Self-Aware. Be aware and conscious of engaging in potential harassment behaviors or incidents at work. Do not assume that co-workers enjoy or want to hear risqué jokes or sexually oriented comments about their appearance, or be touched, stared at, flirted with, or propositioned for dates or sexual favors.

Seek Help to Resolve and End the Matter. Document all the incidents of harassment. Be detailed and precise about date, time, location, and person/persons involved in the incident. Employees are encouraged to inform the harasser directly that the conduct is unwelcome and must stop. Employees should also report harassment to management and HR at an early stage.

Be Supportive to the Victim. If you know someone who is being harassed, give them your support and report the incident to HR and management. Encourage the recipient to talk about it and to take immediate action to stop it.

Above all else, treat your coworkers with the respect that all people deserve.

If you’d like to learn more about anti-harassment, please refer back to the employee handbook and online training provided by HR.

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