Genus is committed to providing safe and healthy working conditions for its employees world-wide. This includes having a right to work in an environment free from discrimination and free from harassment - whether that harassment is based on sex; age; race; national origin; religion; sexual orientation; marital status or membership in other protected groups. Genus will not tolerate harassment in any form - by supervisors, co-workers, customers or suppliers.
Harassment may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. With respect to non-employees, offending customers and suppliers will be asked to leave company premises and may have their business relationship with Genus terminated.
Examples of Harassment:
Supervisors must not threaten or insinuate either explicitly or implicitly that any employees' submission to or rejection of sexual advances will in any way influence any personnel decision regarding that employee's employment, evaluation, salary, advancement, assigned duties, shifts or any other condition of employment or career development.
Other harassing conduct in the workplace, whether physical or verbal, committed by supervisors or others, is also prohibited. This includes slurs, jokes or degrading comments concerning sex, age, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status or membership in other protected groups; repeated, offensive sexual flirtation, advances or propositions; continual or repeated abuse of a sexual nature; graphic verbal comments about an individual's body and the display in the workplace of sexually suggestive objects or pictures.
Individuals who have complaints of harassment should report such conduct to their managers or, if the manager is the cause of complaint, to the Human Resources Department. Employees who observe harassment should also report such conduct to their managers or the Human Resources Department. Any harassment reported to managers should be reported immediately to the Human Resources Department.
Investigation and Confidentiality
The Human Resources Department will investigate all reports of harassment promptly. The person accused of harassment will not be involved in the investigation. When those assigned to conduct an investigation conclude that the allegations are substantiated, appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action will be initiated. Employees are expected to co-operate with investigations. Failure to do so may lead to disciplinary action, including dismissal. Information provided by employees in the course of an investigation will be treated confidentially, provided only to those who have a need for the information or when required in the course of investigating the complaint. Providing false information is grounds for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. Each Human Resources Department will establish a process to investigate a complaint.