Rights and Obligations

The Sample Policy provided in the toolkit details the rights and obligations of all parties involved in the sexual harassment complaint. 

  • Participants have the right to a confidential process.  
  • Participants have the right to choose whether to access available services, and to choose the services they believe will be most beneficial. 
  • Participants have the right to be informed about resources outside of the workplace.
  • Participants hav ether right to be informed of the process to address sexual harassment.
  • Participants have the right to a having a support person present during the procedures of the complaint process. 
  • Participants have the right to be informed of the updates that may occur during the process. 
  • Participants have the right to receive a copy of the investigation report.
  • Participants have the right to be informed of the outcome of the investigation, including any discipline or remedial measures. 

Complainant specific rights include:

  • A plan to project their safety.
  • Reasonable actions to prevent further unwanted contact with the respondent.

Respondent specific rights include: 

  • Reasonable actions taken to prevent further contact with the complainant. 
  • Knowing the complaint made against them. 

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