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Sweetwater Un HSD |  AR  4030  Personnel

Nondiscrimination In Employment   

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Unlawful discrimination or harassment of an individual includes:

1. Slurs, epithets, threats or verbal abuse

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

3. Unwelcome jokes, stories, teasing or taunting

4. Any other verbal, written, visual or physical conduct against the individual which:

a. Adversely affects his/her employment opportunities, or

b. Has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with his/her work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment

Any employee or job applicant who feels that he/she has been or is being unlawfully discriminated against or harassed should immediately contact his/her supervisor, the nondiscrimination coordinator or the Superintendent or his/her 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.

(cf. 4031 - Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment)

(cf. 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11 - Sexual Harassment)

Any supervisor who receives a discrimination/harassment complaint shall immediately notify the nondiscrimination coordinator or the Superintendent or his/her designee, who shall ensure that the complaint is appropriately investigated in accordance with district policy and regulations.

The Superintendent or his/her designee shall ensure that annual training is provided to all employees regarding the issues of discrimination.


approved: November 17, 2008 Chula Vista, California