Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:
- submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment or education;
- submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decision affecting that individual;
- such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's professional or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment, education, or living environment.
Sexual harassment is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. In some cases, sexual harassment may be subject to prosecution under the criminal sexual conduct law and personal liability.
All complaints concerning matters of sexual harassment will be brought to the attention of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer, or his/her appointed designee, in the OHR. As relates to procedures above, a person wishing to file a complaint of sexual harassment must contact the EEO Officer or his or her designee and file a signed, written statement within 60 days following the incident.
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