From [i]nfoNet – Your BBNC Employee Resource.
Volume 2, 2019
WHAT SHOULD [i]DO?
Q: I’m part of a large group working in a relatively small space. My supervisor roams the floor during the day, and often stops at my workstation to give me information or check my work. I feel uncomfortable because my supervisor often touches my shoulder, arm, or neck while chatting, or leans over my desk to show me something on my computer screen. Should I say something?
A: Yes. Tell your supervisor that this behavior feels uncomfortable to you, and ask him/her to maintain a comfortable distance from you when visiting your area. If your supervisor does not comply or you feel uncomfortable speaking to your supervisor, contact the Human Resources Department or Compliance Department about the situation.
If you have questions related to sexual harassment or other compliance matters, please contact the BBNC Compliance Department. We’re here to help!
Personal Relationships in the Workplace
Good business is based on good relationships. People in the same industry, company or office often develop supportive friendships through their business interaction and association. But, what happens in the workplace when relationships get personal?
Is This Discrimination?
Discrimination occurs when one person is treated differently from another person in the same situation. In some cases, discrimination is blatant. For example, it’s obviously discrimination when someone states clearly that they refuse to work with, hire, or promote people of a certain race, religion, ethnicity, or gender. This behavior is illegal and forbidden by company policies. But when the courts decide whether or not discrimination has occurred, they carefully consider the circumstances surrounding the whole situation. Employees and managers must understand and be able to recognize the difference between discrimination and acceptable business practice.
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Where can I access BBNC’s policies?
BBNC is proud to share three enterprise wide trainings for FY 20: Code of Conduct Awareness, Respectful Workplace (Harassment and Discrimination Avoidance), and Cybersecurity Lite. All employees are required to complete these trainings during their assigned training period. Please check your email next month for more information.