It is very important to fully understand what constitutes as sexual harassment. Sexual harassment means any unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, and other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when involving persons of a different sex or same sex.
Any employee who observes or otherwise learns of possible harassment in the workplace or who feels that he or she has been subjected to such conduct must report it immediately to his or her department director, Human Resources or the city manager. The employee may contact the Human Resources Department directly, without regard to their normal chain of command. Once the incident has been reported, Employee Relations staff will conduct a thorough investigation promptly in the most confidential manner possible. Any misconduct constituting harassment will lead to discipline, up to and including termination of employment, which is imposed upon any employee who is found to have engaged in such conduct.
It is required that all employees participate in the Sexual Harassment Training every two years through Irving University. Refer to Irving University’s Training Calendar for upcoming classes.
For more details concerning sexual harassment, see the the Sexual and Other Illegal Harassment Policy on Inet. For more information, contact Senior Employee Relations Advisor TeRena Colbert at (972) 721-7704.