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Nondiscrimination And Nonharassment 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 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 and the report will be made to the supervisor's supervisor or the Assistant Superintendent Human Resources.

Any supervisor who receives a discrimination/harassment complaint shall immediately notify the Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources who shall ensure that the complaint is appropriately investigated in accordance with district policy and regulations.

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

(cf. 4031 - Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment)

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


approved: October 21, 2010 Vista, California