University of Maine System: Erase Harassment Brochure 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Maine at Fort Kent Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: June 5, 2014

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Not every unpleasant interaction, offensive comment, or disagreement constitutes harassment. Harassment occurs when unwelcome behavior creates a hostile environment or unreasonably interferes with an individual’s academic or job performance and opportunities. However, even if conduct does not meet the narrow definition of harassment under University policies or the law, it may be inappropriate in the workplace or the educational environment and could lead to corrective or disciplinary action.

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