§ 32.860  OBJECTIVE.
   (A)   The township strives to create and maintain a work environment in which people are treated with dignity, decency and respect. The environment of the township should be characterized by mutual trust and the absence of intimidation, oppression and exploitation. The township will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of any kind. Through enforcement of this policy and by education of employees, the township will seek to prevent, correct and discipline behavior that violates this policy.
   (B)   All employees, regardless of their positions, are covered by and are expected to comply with this policy and to take appropriate measures to ensure that prohibited conduct does not occur. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against any employee who violates this policy. Based on the seriousness of the offense, disciplinary action may include verbal or written reprimand, suspension or termination of employment; or, in the case of an elected official, official Board sanction or possible criminal prosecution.
   (C)   Managers and supervisors who knowingly allow or tolerate discrimination, harassment or retaliation, including the failure to immediately report such misconduct, are in violation of this policy and subject to discipline.
(Board and Administrative Policies Manual, § 9.1)