2022 Code of Ethics - Page 15

HARASSMENT
BBNC strives to provide all employees with a work environment free from sexual overtones . Conduct with sexual overtones that interferes with work performance or creates an intimidating , hostile , or offensive work environment is not tolerated .
Decisions of employment shall not be based on submission to or rejection of sexual advances , requests for sexual favors , or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature . Unwelcomed conduct also impairs an employee ’ s ability to perform his or her job or creates an intimidating , hostile , or offensive environment is strictly prohibited .
Employees should immediately report any conduct that they believe to be harassment , against themselves or another employee .
Your Responsibilities
Never make a sexual advance toward a co-worker .
Do NOT make or tolerate sexual jokes , comments about persons ’ bodies , graphic statements about sexual matters , or behavior of a sexual nature . Remember that people react differently , and someone may not feel comfortable telling you that they are offended . It is better not to put them in such a position .
Do NOT display sexually suggestive objects or pictures at work .
Never suggest or imply that an employee ’ s job , benefits , pay , advancement , or work environment will be affected by his or her response to a sexual advance .
If you hear , witness or experience sexual harassment , discrimination , or bullying , do NOT stay silent . Report any inappropriate behavior .
DISCRIMINATION
Discrimination is strictly forbidden and will not be tolerated . Employees should immediately report any conduct that they believe to be discrimination , against themselves or another employee . Unwelcomed conduct that impairs an employee ’ s ability to perform his or her job or creates an intimidating , hostile , or offensive environment is strictly prohibited . Employees should immediately report any conduct that they believe to be discrimination , against themselves or another employee to their supervisor .
Your Responsibilities
Do NOT use the basis of a person ’ s race , color , national origin , age , religion , disability status , gender , sexual orientation , gender identity , genetic information or marital status to evaluate an employee ’ s employment opportunities , work conditions , or performance .
Do NOT make comments that are unwelcome or offensive .
Do NOT coerce or intimidate an employee to do something inappropriate .
12 BBNC Code of Ethics | Ethics Hotline : 1.866.513.7078 | August 5 , 2022 | info . bbnc . net