(A)   Employees who believe they have been sexually harassed on the job or who are aware of the harassment of others must provide a written or verbal complaint to the City Administrator as soon as possible. The complaint must include details of the incident(s), names of individuals involved, and the names of any witnesses. Supervisors and managers must immediately refer all harassment complaints to the Human Resources Manager.
   (B)   All incidents of sexual harassment that are reported, either verbally or in writing, will be investigated. The City Administrator or designated representative will immediately undertake an effective, thorough, and objective investigation of the harassment allegations. The investigation will be completed and a determination regarding the alleged harassment will be made and communicated to the employee(s) who complained and the accused harasser(s). If a complaint of sexual harassment is substantiated, appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination, will be taken.
   (C)   Complaints and investigations will be conducted with confidentiality to the greatest extent possible. Anonymity is not guaranteed.
(Ord. 13-09, passed 10-12-2009)