Policy GL-05-002: Discrimination and Harassment

Category: Harassment Policies School: Western Oregon University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: November 19, 2018

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Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is a form of discriminatory harassment. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature when directed toward an individual because of that individual’s sex when:

b. Such conduct is unwelcome, unwanted or offensive and has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or academic environment.

Examples of Prohibited Conduct – Sexual Harassment, includes but are not limited to … b. Sexual gestures, innuendos, teasing and other sexual talk such as jokes, intimate inquiries, persistent and unwanted courting, and sexist put-downs or insults; epithets; slurs; or derogatory comments.

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