Policy Against Sexual Harassment 13-14

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

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Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by any member of the campus community constitutes sexual harassment when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance or creating a sexually intimidating, hostile or offensive employment, educational or living environment.

Behaviors that, either alone or in combination, may constitute sexual harassment and/or the creation of a hostile work environment under this Policy include, but are not limited to, the following: … 6. sexual slurs, sexual innuendos, and other comments about an individual or group’s clothing, body, weight, body shape, size or figure; … 11. suggestive or insulting sounds such as whistling, wolf-calls, or kissing sounds; 12. sexually provocative compliments about a person’s clothes or the way their clothes fit; 13. comments or questions about the sensuality, sexuality, gender identity or sexual orientation of a person, or his or her spouse or significant other; 14. pseudo-medical advice such as “you might be feeling bad because you didn’t get enough”

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