Harassment in the Workplace

Taipan provides a working environment that promotes courtesy, trust, equity and mutual respect across the workforce. All acts of threatening behaviour, bullying, harassment, intimidation, threats and physical violence are prohibited, in order to ensure widespread adoption of our zero tolerance policy, a consultative framework involving management, employees and other onsite personnel will be maintained.

It is the responsibility of all staff to provide a working environment free of harassment. It is also the responsibility of all staff to report any signs of this unwanted behaviour to their manager, or another senior staff member. Management MUST take all alleged complaints seriously and act on them in accordance with the outlined procedure, ensuring that confidentiality is maintained at all times. Any person that is privy to alleged complaints MUST ensure confidentiality at all times and that company procedures are adhered to.

Definition: “Sexual harassment is any unwanted, unwelcome or uninvited behaviour of a sexual nature which makes a person feel humiliated, intimidated or offended. Sexual harassment can take many different forms and may include physical contact, verbal comments, jokes, propositions, the display of offensive material or other behaviour which creates a sexually hostile working environment”.

Complaints Procedure

Firstly, approach the other party and discuss calmly in an endeavour to resolve amicably. Should this not achieve the resolution, complete the Employee Grievance Form within the Company Policy and lodge it with a senior staff member to address.