Sequoia Union HSD | BP 4219.11 Personnel
Unlawful Harassment Of Employees
The District is committed to providing a work and educational environment free of unlawful harassment. The District maintains a strict personnel policy prohibiting sexual harassment and harassment of employees because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical conditions, marital status, sexual orientation, age or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. All such harassment is unlawful. Irrespective of law, the District believes that all such harassment is offensive. The District's anti-harassment policy applies to all persons involved in the operations of the District and prohibits unlawful harassment by any District student or any employee of the District, including management, supervisors, certificated employees, classified employees, and co-workers. Unlawful harassment in any form, including verbal, physical and visual conduct, threats, demands and retaliation, is prohibited. Sexual harassment is defined in Education Code Section 212.5.
The Board of Trustees prohibits sexual harassment of district employees and job applicants. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against district employees or other persons who complain, testify or otherwise participate in the complaint process established pursuant to this policy and administrative regulation.
Violation of this policy may result in discipline, which may include discharge, depending on the seriousness of the violation.
Employees or job applicants who believe they are being harassed because of their gender, race, ancestry or other protected basis, or who have knowledge of any incident of sexual harassment by or against another employee, a job applicant or a student, should follow the procedure outlined in administrative regulation.
12940 Prohibited discrimination
12950.1 Sexual harassment training
1101 Political activities of employees
1102.1 Discrimination: sexual orientation
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 2
7288.0 Sexual harassment training and education
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
2000e-2000e-17 Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
2000h-2-2000h-6 Title IX, 1972 Education Act Amendments
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
106.9 Dissemination of policy
Department of Health Services v. Superior Court of California, (2003) 31 Cal.4th 1026
Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, (1998) 118 S.Ct. 2275
Burlington Industries v. Ellreth, (1998) 118 S.Ct. 2257
Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District, (1998) 118 S.Ct. 1989
Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Serv. Inc., (1998) 118 S.Ct. 998
Meritor Savings Bank, FSB v. Vinson et al., (1986) 447 U.S. 57
OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEYS GENERAL
Protecting Students from Harassment and Hate Crime, January, 1999
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing: http://www.dfeh.ca.gov
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: http://www.eeoc.gov
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html
Policy SEQUOIA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: December 10, 1997 Redwood City, California
revised: December 9, 2009