Non-Discrimination/Harassment Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Northern Illinois University Statement Rating: Red

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Policy Violation on the basis of Sexual Harassment – occurs when sexual behavior or requests for sexual favors: … Have the express purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work/academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working academic environment.

In order for the conduct to be considered sexual harassment, the behavior must be:

* Unwanted or unwelcome;
* Sexual in nature or related to the sex or gender of the employee/student;
* Sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the recipient’s employment or education.

Examples of sexual harassment in employment or education include, but are not limited to, uninvited sexual comments or innuendo, oral, written, or electronic communications that are sexually explicit in nature or sexually explicit questions, jokes, or anecdotes about gender-specific traits.

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