Supporting a safe and happy workplace
It is the St. Augustine School's policy to prohibit sexual harassment of its employees
in the workplace by any person and in any form. Sexual harassment is against the
law, has no place in our working environment, and is completely antithetical to the
Catholic mission of our school.
Sexual harassment occurs when employment decision affecting
an individual (such as hiring, firing, promotions, awards, assigned duties or disciplinary
action) result from submission to or rejection of unwelcome sexual conduct. For instance,
it is sexual harassment for a supervisor to coerce an employee into a sexual relationship
and then reward the employee with a promotion. It is also sexual harassment for a
supervisor to take disciplinary action against or deny a promotion to an employee because
he or she rejected sexual advances.
Sexual harassment can also be any activity which creates a hostile
or offensive environment for members of one sex, whether such activity is carried out by a
supervisor or a co-worker. This could include, but it is not limited to, such
workplace conduct as telling sexually oriented jokes, making sexually offensive remarks or
engaging in unwanted sexual teasing, or subjecting another employee to pressure for dates,
sexual advance, or unwelcome touching.
Any employee who believes that he or she has been the subject of
sexual harassment is urged to report the matter immediately to any one of the following:
the principal, the pastor, the Archdiocesan district superintendent of schools
(914-946-7419) or the Archdiocesan associate superintendent of schools (212-371-1000,
All complaints will be thoroughly and impartially investigated.
Offenders will be appropriately disciplined, including possible dismissal. No
employee will suffer any adverse employment action because he or she has reported a sexual