Doc. T16-040: University of Massachusetts Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: September 28, 2017

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b. Harassment is conduct by a person or persons against another person or persons based upon their legally protected class that adversely has the effect of: (i) unreasonably interfering with a person or person’s employment, educational benefits, academic grades or opportunities, or participation in University programs or activities; or (ii) unreasonably interfering with a person or person’s work or academic performance; or (iii) creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic environment.

c. Sexual Harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature when: (i) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, education, or participation in University programs or activities; or (ii) submission to or rejection of such conduct by a person or persons is used as a basis for employment or educational decisions affecting such person or persons, or participation in University programs or activities; or (iii) such conduct unreasonably interferes with a person or person’s work or academic performance; interferes with or limits a person or person’s ability to participate in or benefit from a work or academic program or activity; or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic environment.

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