Sec. 700-18: Guidelines for Reporting and Responding to Reports of Discrimination and Harassment

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of California, Irvine Statement Rating: Green Last updated: March 1, 2016

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Harassment [based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services] is defined as unwelcome conduct, including verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct, that explicitly or implicitly affects a person’s employment or education or interferes with a person’s work or educational performance or creates an environment such that a reasonable person would find the conduct intimidating, hostile, or offensive. Harassment as used in these guidelines can include Sexual Harassment.

Sexual Harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, and other unwelcome verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: …  such conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it unreasonably denies, adversely limits, or interferes with a person’s participation in or benefit from the education, employment or other programs and services of the University and creates an environment that a reasonable person would find to be intimidating or offensive.

 

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