Institute Policy on Unlawful Harassment: Sexual Harassment

Category: Harassment Policies School: California Institute of Technology Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: March 9, 2017

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Sexual harassment is defined as pervasive and/or severe unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other conduct of a sexual nature, by a stranger or non-stranger, when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

Some examples of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment are: …

* Making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs, or jokes of a sexual nature. …

*Verbal abuse of a sexual nature, graphic comments about an individual’s body, sexually degrading words used to describe an individual, suggestive or obscene communications.

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