UW-La Crosse Sexual Harassment Policy Statement 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Statement Rating: Green Last updated: May 13, 2014

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Conduct is defined as sexual harassment if:

A. A University employee or student behaves toward another employee or student in any of the following ways:
1. making sexual advances, or
2. requesting sexual favors, or
3. making physical contacts commonly understood to be of a sexual nature, or
4. addressing sexually demeaning comments or gestures to a specific person or group of persons, or
5. attempting to punish or penalize a person or persons for rejection or objecting to such behavior, and if B. The conduct occurs under the following circumstances:
1. a. the conduct is unwanted by the person(s) to whom it is directed, and
b. the person responsible for the action knew or a reasonable person would clearly have understood that the conduct was unwanted; and
c. because of its flagrant or repetitious nature, conduct either
i. seriously interferes with the work or learning performance of the person(s) to whom the conduct was directed; or
ii. makes the university work or learning environment intimidating or hostile or demeaning to a person of average sensibilities; or
2. submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment; or
3. submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or educational decisions affecting the individual.

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