University Policy 1.15: Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment

Florida Atlantic University

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Hostile environment harassment: Unwelcome verbal and/or physical conduct based on a person’s protected class that: is severe or pervasive and has the purpose or effect of: (a) creating an objectively intimidating, hostile or offensive work or educational environment; (b) unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or learning performance; or (c) otherwise unreasonably adversely affects an individual’s employment or educational opportunities. Examples could include making comments (“humorous” or “non-humorous”) based on a protected characteristic, objectionable epithets/slurs, threatened or actual physical harm or abuse, the display of hostile symbols/objects, and other intimidating or insulting conduct directed against the individual because of their membership in a protected class.