reasonable person

By August 28, 2013

An isolated incident of hostile behavior, although offensive, usually will not be sufficient to establish a claim of illegal harassment. For example, generally, a single sexual joke, offensive epithet, or request for a date does not constitute sexual harassment; however, being subjected to such jokes, epithets or requests repeatedly may constitute sexual harassment.

reasonable person

By August 28, 2013

Hostile environment harassment is a pattern of behaviors which is
sexual in nature and creates a workplace or academic climate that “unreasonably
interferes” with performance.

If you aren’t sure if certain behavior creates a hostile work environment, ask yourself
whether a “reasonable person” would be offended. The “reasonable person” is the
standard used at Indiana University to determine hostile work environment.

reasonable person

By August 28, 2013

In assessing whether a particular act constitutes sexual harassment forbidden under this policy, the standard shall be the perspective of a reasonable person within the College Park Campus community. The rules of common sense and reason shall prevail. Nothing in this policy limits expression protected under the First Amendment, campus freedom of expression, or similar policies.

reasonable person

By August 28, 2013

Conduct alleged to constitute harassment will be evaluated according to the objective standard of a reasonable person. Thus, conduct that might be objectionable to one person, but that is not severe or pervasive enough to create an objectively intimidating,
offensive, or hostile environment may not constitute sexual harassment.

reasonable person

By August 28, 2013

Harassment shall be found where, in aggregate, the incidents are sufficiently pervasive, persistent or severe that a reasonable person with the same characteristics of the victim of the harassing conduct would be adversely affected to a degree that interferes with his or her ability to
participate in or to realize the intended benefits of an institutional activity, employment, or resource.

reasonable person

By August 28, 2013

The victim must subjectively feel harassed; however, the decision-making body
must also determine that, objectively speaking, a hypothetical reasonable person
who shares the same identity that is the basis of the harassment claim would
have experienced the conduct in question as severe,pervasive or persistent
harassment.