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Classified Employee Handbook

Sexual Harassment Defined

Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted, unwelcome, inappropriate or irrelevant sexual or gender-based activities or comments when:

1. Submission to such conduct is either explicitly or implicitly made a term or condition of an individual’s employment with the University or a factor in the educational program or University-related activities of a student; or
2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for an employment or educational decision affecting such individual; or
3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s work or educational performance; or
4. Such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, offensive or demeaning environment.

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Last revision 11/1995

Updated 6.20.2012