California University’s definition of sexual harassment is consistent with the guidelines of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s current definition of sexual harassment and other Federal laws and statues. That definition includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other conduct of a sexual nature, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence. Examples include: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or education experience or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment.
Harassment is defined as any type of behavior based on gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion or veteran status that is so severe or pervasive that it interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment. Harassment when directed at an individual because of his/her gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion or veteran status may include, but is not limited to: unwanted physical contact, stalking, domestic violence and dating violence; and/or any conduct that may create a hostile working environment.