Town of Wheatfield, NY
Niagara County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Wheatfield 5-3-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Defense and indemnification — See Ch. 10.
Ethics — See Ch. 15.

§ 39-1 Prohibition; determination of sexual harassment.

A. 
It is the policy of the Town of Wheatfield that there be no discrimination against any person, including clerical, administrative and professional staff, or any applicant for a position with the Town on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex. In keeping with the policy, the Town does not tolerate sexual harassment by anyone.
B. 
Sexual harassment is a violation of the Town's rules of conduct. It can also constitute a violation of state and federal law. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:
(1) 
Submission to the conduct is made either an explicit or implicit condition of employment;
(2) 
Submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as the basis for an employment decision affecting the harassed individual; or
(3) 
The comments or conduct would be abusive, offensive or intimidating to a reasonable person in the position of the person to whom it is directed.

§ 39-2 Reporting of incident.

Any person who feels he or she has been subjected to any form of sexual harassment should report such incident(s) to his or her department head or to the Town Supervisor without fear of reprisal. A committee consisting of the Town Supervisor, Town Clerk and one Town employee to be appointed by the Town Board on a biannual basis shall be established to investigate all reports of alleged harassment. Investigations will be conducted in as confidential a manner as possible. Any individual making a complaint will be advised of the results of the investigation and of any action taken.

§ 39-3 Penalties for offenses.

Any person who engages in sexual harassment will be subject to corrective action. Such action may include discipline or discharge when the Town deems it warranted.