White Paper - Pomodoro

Topics: Employment, Bullying, Abuse Pages: 8 (2233 words) Published: March 9, 2013

Pomodoro, Inc.

Whether you have just joined our staff or have been at Pomodoro, Inc for a while, we are confident that you will find our company to be a vibrant and prize place to work, and we look forward to a productive and winning association. We consider all employees of Pomodoro, Inc to be one of its most valuable resources. This policy manual has been provided to serve as the guide for the employer/employee relationship.

This manual contains general information and guidelines for employment-related laws and regulations. The procedures, practices and policies described in detail are relative to diversity, safety in the workplace, and harassment. This manual outlines the legal practices to all employed in the US and US territories.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Pomodoro, Inc provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Pomodoro, Inc complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Pomodoro, Inc expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Pomodoro, Inc employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Anti-harassment Policy

Pomodoro, Inc is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits unlawful discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, Pomodoro, Inc expects that all relationships among persons in the office will be business-like and free of bias, prejudice and harassment.

It is the policy of Pomodoro, Inc to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran. Such discrimination or harassment is strictly prohibited.

Definitions of Harassment
Sexual harassment constitutes discrimination and is illegal under federal, state and local laws. For the purposes of this policy, sexual harassment is defined, as in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidelines, as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when, for example a) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment; b) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; or c) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.

Sexual harassment may include a range of subtle and not-so-subtle behaviors and may involve individuals of the same or different gender. Depending on the circumstances, these behaviors may include unwanted sexual advances or requests for sexual favors; sexual jokes and innuendo; verbal abuse of a sexual nature; commentary about an individual's body, sexual prowess or sexual deficiencies; leering, whistling or touching; insulting or obscene comments or...
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