Discrimination & Harassment Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Alabama State University Statement Rating: Red

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This policy applies to and protects all employees, students and representatives of the University.

Harassment is behavior (visual, physical or verbal) that has the effect of humiliating, intimidating or coercing another. It is behavior that causes discomfort, embarrassment or emotional distress. It is unwelcome behavior that is persistent and/or pervasive and has the intent or effect of interfering with another’s work performance or creates a hostile environment.

Examples of sexual harassment include but are not limited to: … Derogatory comments, slurs or other offensive words or comments made on the basis of gender – whether made in general, directed to an individual or to a group of people regardless of whether the behavior was intended to harass. Telling jokes of a sexual nature; making sexually oriented comments on a person’s appearance, sexual rumors, code words and stories. Visual- Posted material or material placed in or on University equipment or one’s own personal property or body (including clothing and tattoos) in the workplace, which is offensive on the basis of gender.

Unwanted or persistent verbal or physical conduct, made on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, disability, marital status, gender or age, which create a hostile or intimidating work environment or which unreasonably interfere with an individual’s job performance and/or opportunities, constitute discriminatory hostile environment harassment. Examples include, but are not limited to: degrading public tirades; profanity or offensive language; name-calling, racial or ethnic slurs; demeaning or derogatory comments) made on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, age or disability

Hostile conduct can occur whether made in general, directed to an individual or to a group of people regardless of whether the behavior was intended to harass.

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