§1-1001             SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY. It is the policy of the City of Henderson to maintain a work environment free of inappropriate and disrespectful conduct and communication of a sexual nature. No employee may sexually harass another. Anyone who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge. A manager or supervisor who is aware of sexual harassment and fails to take corrective action will be subject to discipline including discharge.

Sexual Harassment refers to behavior which is not welcome, is offensive, and interferes with work performance. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute harassment when:

             (1)        Submission to conduct is made explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual̓s employment;

             (2)        Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; or

             (3)        Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual̓s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.

Any employee who believes he or she has been subject to sexual harassment should promptly notify his or her immediate supervisor, or if that is not appropriate, the Mayor. An investigation will be conducted and appropriate action will be taken when necessary to assure compliance with the policy.

An employee who complains pursuant to this policy will not suffer retaliation as a result. Complaints made which are knowingly false will result in discipline.