Executive Order 1097: Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation - Prohibited Conduct Defined: Harassment | The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

Executive Order 1097: Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation - Prohibited Conduct Defined: Harassment

California Polytechnic State University

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Harassment means unwelcome verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct engaged in because of an individual Complainant's Protected Status...Harassment may occur when:

The conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive so that its effect, whether intended or not, could be considered by a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities, and is in fact considered by the Complainant as creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or educational environment that denies or substantially limits an individual's ability to participate in or benefit from employment and/or educational, services, activities, or other privileges provided by the CSU.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to, verbal harassment (e.g., epithets, derogatory comments, or slurs), physical harassment (e.g., assault, impeding or blocking movement, or any physical interference with normal work or movement), and visual forms of harassment (e.g., derogatory posters, cartoons, drawings, symbols, or gestures.). Single, isolated incidents will typically be insufficient to rise to the level of harassment.