Unlawful Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

Davis Constructors is committed to providing a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment. It is the responsibility of every employee to promote a climate within the work environment that will not tolerate such conduct. Unlawful discrimination or sexual harassment is strictly forbidden. Prohibited discrimination and sexual harassment includes slurs, epithets, threats, derogatory comments, unwelcome jokes, teasing, and/or other similar verbal or physical contact relating to a person’s race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests or demands for sexual favors, or other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. It can include:

  • Sexual flirtations, advances, or propositions
  • Verbal comments or physical actions of a sexual nature
  • Sexually degrading words used to describe an individual
  • A display of sexually suggestive objects or pictures
  • Sexually explicit jokes
  • Touching
  • Accessing any kind of sexually explicit image or document on any company system

If any employee feels that he or she has experienced or witnessed any form of harassment, including sexual harassment, he or she should immediately invoke the problem-resolution procedure described in this handbook. No employee will be retaliated against or receive adverse treatment for reporting harassment or for participating in an investigation. All allegations and reports will be treated seriously and investigated promptly.

Any person employed at Davis Constructors who is investigated and found to have engaged in harassment of any kind will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including immediate dismissal from employment.