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Rob Walton
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Harassment

We believe in treating each other with respect, whether it’s a co-worker, supplier, customer, or anyone doing business with us.


Harassment: Any conduct which inappropriately or unreasonably interferes with work performance, diminishes the dignity of any person, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or otherwise offensive work environment.


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Verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature is not acceptable in the workplace and may be determined to be sexual harassment. Examples include:

  • Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually explicit language, off-color jokes, remarks about a person’s body or sexual activities.
  • Displaying sexually suggestive pictures or objects, suggestive looks or leering, or suggestive communication in any form.
  • Inappropriate touching, both welcome and unwelcome.
Q & A

A department manager comments regularly about my body. What should I do?
We encourage you to first tell the person to stop. If you’re not comfortable with this, or the activity does not stop, contact your manager through the Open Door process, your Human Resources manager, or the Global Ethics Office immediately.


Is my desk calendar with occasional sexual jokes appropriate in the workplace?
It could be offensive to someone else in the workplace. If you’re in doubt, remove the item from the workplace.