Discrimination and Harassment Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Houston Statement Rating: Red

Relevant excerpt

Harassment — Defined as subjecting an individual on the basis of her or his membership in a Protected Class to unlawful severe and pervasive treatment that constitutes: * Humiliating, abusive or threatening conduct or behavior that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group; * An intimidating, hostile or abusive learning, living or working environment or an environment that alters the conditions of learning, living or working; or * An unreasonable interference with an individual’s academic or work performance.

Harassment that satisfies this legal standard includes, but is not limited to, epithets or slurs, negative stereotyping, threatening, intimidating or hostile acts, denigrating jokes and display or circulation (including through e-mail) of written or graphic material in the learning, living or working environment.

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