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Nondiscrimination In Employment   

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Discriminatory Harassment

Unlawful harassment based on a person's race, gender, or other attribute listed in the district's nondiscrimination policy includes, but is not limited to, the following:

1. Slurs, epithets, threats or verbal abuse

2. Derogatory or degrading comments, descriptions, drawings, pictures or gestures

3. Unwelcome jokes, stories or teasing

4. Any other verbal, visual or physical conduct which adversely affects the individual's employment opportunities or has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with his/her work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.

Harassment may arise not only as a result of the offender's intention, but also as a result of the offended person's perception of the offensive conduct and the way in which it affects him/her.

Any employee or applicant for employment who feels that he/she has been unlawfully harassed should immediately contact his/her supervisor or the Superintendent or designee in order to obtain procedures for reporting a complaint. Such complaints shall be filed in accordance with AR 4031 - Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment. An employee may bypass his/her supervisor when the supervisor is the alleged offender.

Any supervisor who receives a harassment complaint shall immediately notify the Superintendent or designee, who shall ensure that the complaint is appropriately investigated. Discrimination complaint procedures prohibit retaliatory behavior against any complainant or any participant in the complaint process.

(cf. 4031 - Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment)


approval: February 4, 2003 La Canada Flintridge, California