All Mastech Digital employees have the right to work in an organization free from harassment, whether verbal or physical, that is based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.
Examples of Unlawful Harassment
Unlawful harassment includes conduct (both overt and subtle) that demeans another person or shows hostility toward an individual because of a protected characteristic. Examples of such conduct include, but are not limited to, teasing; unwelcome advances; leers; repeated requests for a date; inappropriate touching; pinching or patting; practical jokes; offensive or lewd remarks; inappropriate personal questions; showing or posting inappropriate pictures or cartoons; and offensive use of communication systems, such as the Internet, e-mail, and voice mail.
Unlawful harassment may exist when:
- Submission to such conduct is made an explicit or implicit term or condition of employment;
- Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for an employment decision affecting an individual; or
- Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.
An employee who believes that he/she has been unlawfully harassed or who has questions regarding this policy is strongly encouraged to immediately contact his/her manager or Human Resources. Questions and complaints will be investigated promptly and as confidentially as possible under the circumstances. Employees should feel free to raise their concerns or make complaints without fear of retaliation.
An employee found to have participated in any type of unlawful harassment would be subject to disciplinary/corrective action, up to and including termination.