Harassment policy adopted
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Dec. 27, 2004
Medical institutions, practices and organizations should develop clear policy statements and procedures on sexual harassment and discrimination as well as establish a grievance procedure, members of the American Medical Association's House of Delegates said at their Interim Meeting in Atlanta in December.
The AMA recommends that policies include nine points. Among the items that should be included: a legal definition of sexual harassment, examples of sexual harassment in the workplace, an assurance of confidentiality and discretion and a provision for and an explanation of an appeals process.
The AMA also recommends that institutions, practices and organizations distribute the policy and grievance procedures in writing and ask employees to sign a copy of the policy.
To read the full report, go to the AMA Web site (link).
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/12/27/prbf1227.htm.