Human Resources: Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, or Hostile Environment in the Workplace 05-06

Category: Harassment Policies, Statement School: Statement Rating: Not Rated Last updated: December 15, 2013

Relevant excerpt

It is a violation of this policy to engage in conduct relating to any of the protected categories outlined in paragraph (I)(a) which has the effect of harassing an individual or creating a hostile work environment. Harassment or the creation of a hostile work environment can occur even if there was no intent on the part of an individual to harass or demean another.

Examples of Behaviors That Constitute A Violation Of This Policy Include, But Are Not Limited To:
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* Calling an individual by an unwanted nickname that refers to one or more of the above protected categories, or telling jokes pertaining to one or more of the above protected categories.
* Using derogatory references with regard to any of the above protected categories.
* Engaging in threatening, intimidating, or hostile acts towards another individual in the workplace because that individual belongs to, or is associated with any of the above protected categories.
* Displaying or distributing material (including electronic communications) in the workplace that contains derogatory or demeaning language or images pertaining to any of the above protected categories

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