Harassment Free Workplace
The District Attorney ensures a harassment free workplace for all employees. Harassment occurs when there is deliberate or repeated conduct which unreasonably interferes with the employee’s work or creates an intimidating work environment. Prohibited conduct ma include but is not limited to unwelcome verbal comments; unwelcome physical gestures, unwelcome communication by mail, telephone or computer, unwelcome physical contact; derogatory personal comments; intimidation; threats; or cursing and offensive language. Harassment can be se ere or pervasive conduct.
Harassment is not only unacceptable, it may also create legal liability for the office and personal liability for employees when the conduct is based upon a person’s race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or identity, or age. For example, sexual harassment liability can occur when there are Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Harassment can occur at the DA’s office, or any work-related function off premises.
Report any harassment to your supervisor, the Chief of administration, or the District Attorney. Your complaint will be handled confidentially. All employees are expected to report workplace harassment that they observe or become aware of. Failing to immediately report workplace harassment may also result in discipline. Failure to take advantage of this policy in reporting harassment committed against you could result in a bar to your right to recover at law.