Sexual Harassment Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Bates College Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: June 6, 2014

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Sexual harassment is defined by law as unwelcome advances of a sexual nature, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, physical, or other form of expressive communication of a sexual nature, as well as conduct of a non- sexual nature based upon an employee’s gender that is intimidating, hostile or offensive, when submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for employment or academic decisions, or such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or sexually offensive work or academic environment. Examples of behavior that may be considered sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Sexual Assault
  2. Explicitly or implicitly requiring submission to sexual advances as a condition or term of education or employment, i.e., grades, employment, promotion, letters of recommendations or other privileges
  3. Repetitive sexual comments, questions, jokes, gestures or other forms of sexual explicit expression
  4. Unwelcome sexual advances
  5. Suggestive or lewd remarks
  6. Unwanted hugs, touches, or kisses
  7. Requests for sexual favors
  8. Retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment

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