Office of Institutional Equity: General Anti-Harassment Policy

Category: Harassment Policies School: Johns Hopkins University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: July 6, 2017

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For purposes of this policy, harassment is defined as:

  1. any type of behavior which is based on sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, that
  2. is so severe or pervasive that it interferes with an individual’s work or academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or academic environment.

Harassment when directed at an individual because of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic may include, but is not limited to: unwanted physical contact; use of epithets, inappropriate jokes, comments or innuendos; obscene or harassing telephone calls, e‑mails, letters, notes or other forms of communication; and, any conduct that may create a hostile working or academic environment.

Sexual harassment, whether between people of different sexes or the same sex, is defined to include, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexual violence and other behavior of a sexual nature when: …

such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or educational environment.

 

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