Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Chicago State University Statement Rating: Yellow

Relevant excerpt

Harassment on the basis of sex is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the State of Illinois Human Rights Act. According to the EEOC, “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual, or such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.”

The second category, “hostile environment,” refers to patterns of behavior or incidents (including verbal, non verbal, physical, or other) which may seem harmless as individual events, but which may be considered intimidating, hostile, or offensive when taken together.

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