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Policies and Procedures

Pornography

  • 1. Procedure statement

    1.1   The Royal Children's Hospital has a duty of care to its employees by ensuring that it provides a safe working environment free of sexual harassment. 

    1.2   RCH employees seek to build and maintain a high level of trust with the community and conduct themselves in such a manner that does not bring the organisation into disrepute.

    1.3   Accordingly, at The Royal Children's Hospital, the accessing, retrieving, displaying, viewing, forwarding and/or storing of pornographic material in any medium is deemed offensive and is prohibited.

    1.4   Breach of this procedure, prima facie, will lead to termination of employment.

    Scope

    This Procedure applies to all employees, honorary appointments and volunteers of The Royal Children's Hospital.  

    Responsibility

    Manager is responsible for conducting an investigation into any alleged breach of this procedure.

    Employee is responsible for ensuring compliance with this procedure.   

    Divisional HR Partner is responsible for ensuring appropriate support and advice is provided to managers during investigations of alleged breaches of this procedure.

    Information Technology is responsible for monitoring internet and e-mail usage, and to provide technical support associated with any alleged breach of this procedure.

    3. Procedures

    3.1   The Royal Children's Hospital considers that accessing, retrieving, displaying, viewing, forwarding and/or storing of pornographic material in the workplace is a serious breach of conduct.  Any employee who breaches this procedure will face allegations of serious misconduct, in accordance with the Hospital's Disciplinary Procedure.

    3.2   An employee, on becoming aware that another employee is accessing, retrieving, displaying, viewing, forwarding and/or storing of pornographic material in the workplace, has an obligation to report such matters to their line manager.

    3.2  Where a manager becomes aware of an alleged breach of this procedure, he/she must immediately report the matter to the relevant Executive Director.

    3.3   In addition to this notification, it is the relevant manager's responsibility to investigate, as quickly as possible, any allegations associated with a breach of this Procedure.  The relevant Divisional HR Partner, and Information & Communications Technology nominee will provide assistance to the manager during the investigation process. 

    4. Reference Documents