HOPE HOUSE OF COLORADO
DISCRIMINATORY HARASSMENT POLICY
It is a violation of Hope House of Colorado policy to harass anyone at work because of his or her race, color, age, religion, veteran status, sex, disability, national origin, creed, or ancestry. Hope House of Colorado is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of any such harassment.
If you believe that you have been subject to discriminatory harassment by a co-worker, supervisor, volunteer, client, vendor, or by anyone else during the course of your employment or volunteering, please report your concerns immediately to a member of the Human Resources Department, your manager or the Executive Director. Retaliation against an employee or volunteer by any person under Hope House of Colorado’s control for opposing such harassment, for filing a bona fide complaint of discriminatory harassment or for providing information in good faith regarding another employee's or volunteer’s complaint, will not be tolerated.
Once a complaint of discriminatory harassment has been filed, an investigation will be conducted. The nature and extent of the investigation will depend upon the complaint. The intent is to obtain further information about the events/conduct complained of, to enable the person(s) named in the complaint to tell their side of the story, to determine whether discriminatory harassment has in fact occurred, and to develop an appropriate resolution. You may be asked to put your complaint in writing, or the person with whom you discuss your complaint might take notes and ask you to sign them. All employees and volunteers are expected to cooperate with any Hope House of Colorado-sponsored investigation of a complaint of discriminatory harassment, upon the request of the Human Resources Department, their manager or the Executive Director.
Any employee or volunteer who is determined to have committed discriminatory harassment or retaliation or who fails to cooperate with a Hope House of Colorado-sponsored investigation of discriminatory harassment or retaliation will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.