Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Prevention Policy
Reporting Harassment or Discrimination
If you believe that you have been subjected to or witnessed any unlawful harassment, discrimination, or retaliation, you should
immediately report such conduct to your supervisor. If you do not feel comfortable reporting harassment or discrimination to your
supervisor, you should report the harassment and/or discrimination to KBS Human Resources Employee. In addition, if an
employee observes harassment or discrimination by another employee, supervisor, manager, or nonemployee, the employee
should immediately report the incident to the Human Resources Department.
Employees’ notification to KBS is essential to enforcing this policy. Employees may be assured that they will not be penalized in
any way for reporting a harassment or discrimination problem. It is unlawful for employers to retaliate against employees who
oppose practices prohibited by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), or who file complaints or otherwise
participate in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing conducted by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
(“DFEH”) or the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (“FEHC”). Similarly, KBS prohibits employees form hindering its
internal investigations or its internal complaint procedure.
All complaints of unlawful harassment or discrimination that are reported to management or to the Human Resources
Department will be investigated as promptly as possible through a fair and thorough investigation by an impartial qualified KBS
representative. KBS will conduct its investigation in a manner that provides all parties appropriate due process and reasonable
conclusions that are based on the evidence collected, including by documenting and tracking its investigation. Corrective action
will be taken where warranted and based on the documented evidence.
All complaints of unlawful harassment or discrimination will be treated with as much confidentiality as possible, consistent with
the need to conduct an adequate investigation.
Supervisors and/or managers who witness harassment, discrimination, or retaliation, or who receive reports of harassment,
discrimination, or retaliation, must immediately report such conduct to the Human Resources Department. Failure to do so for
supervisors and/or managers may result in disciplinary action.