Non-Harassment

It is GRACE Christian School’s policy to prohibit intentional and unintentional harassment of any individual by another person on the basis of any protected classification including, but not limited to, actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex, disability or handicap, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, arrest record, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The purpose of this policy is not to regulate our employees’ personal morality, but to ensure that in the workplace, no one harasses another individual.

If an employee feels that he or she has been subjected to conduct which violates this policy, he or she should immediately report the matter to Head of School. If the employee is unable for any reason to contact this person, or if the employee has not received a satisfactory response within five (5) business days after reporting any incident of what the employee perceives to be harassment, the employee should contact any member of the Leadership Team. If the person toward whom the complaint is directed is one of the individuals indicated above, the employee should contact any higher-level manager in his or her reporting hierarchy. Employees may also contact the ADP MyLife Advisors at (800) 554-1802 if they are uncomfortable for any reason using the above procedure.

Every report of perceived harassment will be fully investigated and corrective action will be taken where appropriate. All complaints will be kept confidential to the extent possible, but confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. In addition, the school will not allow any form of retaliation against individuals who report unwelcome conduct to management or who cooperate in the investigations of such reports in accordance with this policy.

If an employee feels he or she has been subjected to any such retaliation, he or she should report it in the same manner in which the employee would report a claim of perceived harassment under this policy. Violation of this policy including any improper retaliatory conduct will result in disciplinary action, up to and including discharge. All employees must cooperate with all investigations.

Sexual Harassment

It is GRACE Christian School’s policy to prohibit harassment of any employee by any Supervisor, employee, customer or vendor on the basis of sex or gender. The purpose of this policy is not to regulate personal morality within the Company. It is to ensure that at the Company all employees are free from sexual harassment.

While it is not easy to define precisely what types of conduct could constitute sexual harassment and there is a wide range of behavior that may violate this policy even if such behavior does not violate the law, examples of prohibited behavior include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, obscene gestures, displaying sexually graphic magazines, calendars or posters, sending sexually explicit e-mails, text messages and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, such as uninvited touching of a sexual nature or sexually related comments. Depending upon the circumstances, improper conduct also can include sexual joking, vulgar or offensive conversation or jokes, commenting about an employee’s physical appearance, conversation about your own or someone else’s sex life, or teasing or other conduct directed toward a person because of his or her gender which is sufficiently severe or pervasive to create an unprofessional and hostile working environment.

If you feel that you have been subjected to conduct which violates this policy, you should immediately report the matter to your Supervisor. If you are unable for any reason to contact this person, or if you have not received a satisfactory response within five (5) business days after reporting any incident of what you perceive to be harassment, please contact the next level Manager. Note: If your Supervisor or next level Manager is the person toward whom the complaint is directed, you should contact any higher level Manager in your reporting chain. Employees may also contact the ADP MyLife Advisors at (800) 554-1802 if they are uncomfortable for any reason using the above procedure.

Every report of perceived harassment will be fully investigated and corrective action will be taken where appropriate. All complaints will be kept confidential to the extent possible, but confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. In addition, the Company will not allow any form of retaliation against individuals who report unwelcome conduct to management or who cooperate in the investigations of such reports in accordance with this policy. If you feel you have been subjected to any such retaliation, report it in the same manner you would report a claim of perceived harassment under this policy. Violation of this policy including any improper retaliatory conduct will result in disciplinary action, up to and including discharge. All employees must cooperate with all investigations.

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