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Computer Corner in Albuquerque, NM - Anti-Discrimination Policy

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Last Updated: July 1, 2022

Sexual and Other Unlawful Harassment and Discrimination Policy
Computer Corner is committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and conduct that can be considered harassing, coercive, or disruptive, including sexual harassment. Actions, words, jokes, or comments based on an individual's sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic will not be tolerated.


Discrimination is defined as bias or prejudice resulting in denial of opportunity, or unfair treatment regarding selection, promotion, or transfer. Discrimination is also a form of harassment.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances, or visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. This definition includes many forms of offensive behavior and includes gender-based harassment of a person of the same sex as the harasser.  


The following is a partial list of sexual harassment or discrimination examples:

  • Unwanted sexual advances.

  • Offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors.

  • Making or threatening reprisals after a negative response to sexual advances.

  • Visual conduct that includes leering, making sexual gestures, or displaying of sexually suggestive objects or pictures, cartoons, or posters.

  • Verbal conduct that includes making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs, or jokes.

  • Verbal sexual advances or propositions.

  • Verbal abuse of a sexual nature, graphic verbal commentaries about an individual's body, sexually degrading words used to describe an individual, or suggestive or obscene letters, notes, or invitations.

  • Physical conduct that includes touching, assaulting, or impeding or blocking movements


Unwelcome sexual advances (either verbal or physical), requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment; (2) submission or rejection of the conduct is used as a basis for making employment decisions; or, (3) the conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.


If you experience or witness sexual or other unlawful harassment in the workplace, whether such harassment involves a co-employee, a customer, or a vendor of Computer Corner, you should report it immediately to your supervisor.   If the supervisor is unavailable or you believe it would be inappropriate to contact that person, you should immediately contact the Human Resources Department or any other member of management. You can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal or retaliation.


All allegations of sexual harassment will be discreetly investigated. To the extent possible, your confidentiality and that of any witnesses and the alleged harasser will be protected against unnecessary disclosure. When the investigation is completed, you will be informed of the outcome of the investigation.


Any supervisor who becomes aware of possible sexual or other unlawful harassment must immediately advise the HR Department so it can be investigated in a timely and confidential manner. Anyone engaging in sexual or other unlawful harassment will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.


No action will be taken against any individual who makes a good faith complaint against any individual participating in the investigation or enforcement of this policy. However, any individual who knowingly makes a false claim of discrimination or sexual harassment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including, termination of employment.


We require that employees acknowledge and agree to each of the following statements: 


  • I acknowledge that I have read and understand Computer Corner’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, and I promise to abide by the terms of the Policy. I will not engage in conduct that constitutes harassment, discrimination, or retaliation, as those terms are defined within the Policy.


  • If I experience or witness any form of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation, I promise to immediately report the offending conduct according to the instructions contained within the Policy. I understand that I am protected from retaliation for reporting any conduct in violation of the Policy and I agree that if I experience retaliation, I will report that conduct according to the instructions in the Policy as well. I further promise not to abuse this policy by making false claims.

Religious Exercise and Religious Expression in the Workplace Policy

Computer Corner is committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and conduct that can be considered harassing, coercive, or disruptive. Computer Corner does not discriminate on the basis of religion, require religious participation or non-participation as a condition of employment, or permit religious harassment. Computer Corner employees must treat everyone with the same respect and consideration, regardless of their religious beliefs or non-beliefs. Additionally, Computer Corner does not restrict or control the free exercise of beliefs, thoughts, or ideas.


Religious Expression

  • Computer Corner shall not restrict personal religious expression by employees, except where the individual’s interest in the expression poses an undue hardship on Computer Corner’s business operation, or when the expression intrudes upon the rights of other employees. Any religious expression must be sensitive to our diverse community and in compliance with Computer Corner policies.

  • Computer Corner may regulate the time, place, and manner of all speech, provided it does not discriminate on the basis of content or viewpoint. Departments are not required to permit employees to use work time to pursue religious agendas. Those seeking time off from work may request reasonable accommodation for religious beliefs.

  • Employees are permitted to engage in private religious expression in personal work areas not regularly open to the public. This is to the same extent that they may engage in non-religious private expressions, subject to reasonable content and viewpoint that does not disrupt or interfere with the work or education of others. This religious expression is permitted if it does not interfere with others’ ability to carry out their responsibilities or cause disruption to the work or educational environments.


Religious Discrimination

  • Computer Corner employees may not discriminate on the basis of religion, religious beliefs, or views concerning religion. Discrimination is defined as bias or prejudice resulting in denial of opportunity, or unfair treatment regarding selection, promotion, or transfer. Discrimination is also a form of harassment.

  • Religious harassment is unlawful and strictly prohibited at Computer Corner. Employees are responsible for assuring that Computer Corner maintains an environment free from a hostile environment or religious harassment. Examples of harassment may include religious discrimination, intimidation, pervasive or severe religious ridicule, or insult.

  • Coercion to Participate or Not Participate in Religious Activities or Holiday Events

  • No person in authority may explicitly or implicitly insist that an employee participate in religious activities or celebrations as a condition of employment. An employee is free to choose what events they will or will not participate in during or after work.

Workplace Violence Prevention

  • It is Computer Corner’s policy to provide a workplace that is safe and free from all threatening and intimidating conduct, which includes behavior at any time that threatens, intimidates, bullies, or coerces another employee, a customer, or a member of the public. Computer Corner will not tolerate violence or threats of violence of any form in the workplace, at work-related functions, or Computer Corner of work if it affects the workplace, including off-duty periods. A threat or act of violence shall include, but not be limited to, any act or gesture intended to harass or intimidate another person, any act or gesture likely to damage company property, or any act or gesture likely to leave another person injured or fearing injury.

  • You should immediately report a threat of violence or an act of violence by anyone to Management.  If you report a threat of violence, provide every detail that you can. This Policy prohibits any acts or threats of violence against Computer Corner employees, Customers, vendors, contractors, or visitors while engaged in business with, or on behalf of, or representing Computer Corner, on or off Computer Corner premises.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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