Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access: Harassment

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: September 15, 2017

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Harassment is a form of discrimination. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on a person or group’s protected class status. There are two types of unlawful harassment.

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Hostile environment occurs when the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a working or learning environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive.

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Offensive conduct may include, but is not limited to, offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures, and interference with work performance.

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