Discrimination and Harassment Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Western Kentucky University Statement Rating: Green

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B. Harassment: any physical, behavioral or verbal abuse of a person based upon gender, race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sexual orientation, marital status, age, uniform service, veteran status, or physical or mental
disability, where:

1. Tolerance of or participation in the offensive conduct explicitly or implicitly becomes a condition of employment or participation in a university course, program or activity; or

2. The conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent to interfere with an individual’s work, academic or program participation; or

3. The conduct creates an environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or offensive.

C. Sexual Harassment: unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature, where:

1. Tolerance of or participation in the offensive conduct explicitly or implicitly becomes a condition of employment or participation in a university course, program or activity; or

2. The conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent as to interfere with an individual’s work, academic or program participation; or

3. The conduct creates an environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile or offensive.

D. Hostile Work Environment: Actions or behavior which discriminate against a member of a protected classification (i.e., gender, race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sexual orientation, marital status, age, uniform service, veteran status, or physical or mental disability), and are severe and pervasive to the extent that the actions or behavior interfere with an employee’s ability to perform his or her job or interfere with a student’s access to educational opportunities.

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