University of Memphis Policy Manual – Policy No. 1:2A:12:04 [Harassment – Sexual or Racial]

Category: Harassment Policies, Statement School: University of Memphis Statement Rating: Not Rated Last updated: December 15, 2013

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I. Policy


D. Generally, racial harassment is defined as any person's conduct which unreasonably interferes with an employee's or student's status or performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment. Harassment on the basis of race, color, or national origin, includes offensive or demeaning treatment of an individual, where such treatment is based typically on prejudiced stereotypes of a group to which that individual may belong. It includes, but is not limited to, objectionable epithets, threatened or actual physical harm or abuse, or other intimidating or insulting conduct directed against the individual because of his/her race, color, or national origin. Title VII requires employers to take prompt action to prevent individuals from expressing their opinions in a way which abuses or offends their coworkers.

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