Reference Number: 
CTAS-1067

It is generally necessary for employers to establish, publicize, and enforce anti-harassment policies and complaint procedures. At a minimum, the policy should contain:

  1. A clear explanation of prohibited conduct;
  2. Assurance that employees who make complaints or provide information related to such complaints will be protected against retaliation;
  3. A clearly described complaint process that provides accessible avenues of complaint;
  4. Assurance that the employer will protect the confidentiality of harassment complaints to the extent possible;
  5. A complaint process that provides a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation; and
  6. Assurance that the employer will take immediate and appropriate corrective action when it determines that harassment has occurred.

Sample Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Procedure