Discriminatory Harassment of a Non-Sexual Nature
The same principles related to sexual harassment also apply to harassment on the basis of any characteristic that is protected by law. Thus, UAB’s policy prohibits discriminatory harassment of a non-sexual nature, which includes verbal, physical, or graphic conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability unrelated to job performance, veteran status, genetic or family medical history, or other status protected by applicable law and that
Has the effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment, educational, or living environment; or
Has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or a student’s academic performance.
UAB also adopts these principles with regard to discrimination or discriminatory harassment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.