Why do we need a policy prohibiting harassment?
A policy prohibiting harassment and establishing a complaint process is a legal must-have.
I run a small company. We recently hired our twentieth employee, which made me think it might be time for an employee handbook. I've been doing some research online, and I keep seeing that employers have to have policies prohibiting harassment. I understand that harassment is bad. But why is having a policy about it so important? Is a policy really going to prevent anyone from acting like a jackass? I've always thought it's more important to lead by example and immediately put a stop to any inappropriate comments or behavior. So do I really need a harassment policy?