Equal Opportunity Services: Sexual Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Texas at Arlington Statement Rating: Red

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Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature where: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or scholastic environment.

Sexual misconduct includes sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed towards another individual that does not rise to the level of sexual harassment but is unprofessional and inappropriate for the workplace or classroom.

Verbal harassment may include, but is not limited to, the following: * Sexual innuendoes, comments and sexual remarks about clothing, body, or sexual activities * Repeated sexually oriented kidding, teasing, joking or flirting * Verbal abuse of a sexual nature * Derogatory or demeaning comments about women or men in general, whether sexual or not * Suggestive or insulting sounds * Offensive crude language ….

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