Something’s Happening… Civility in the Workplace. School of Law, School of Social Work & Greater Hartford Faculty & Staff Friday, March 5, 2010. Agenda. Welcoming Remarks Purpose & Guidelines Policies, Procedures & Resources Panel Q & A Session Small Group Discussions
School of Law, School of Social Work & Greater Hartford Faculty & Staff
Friday, March 5, 2010
Retaliation against an employee after he or she has
complained about discriminatory harassment, or
participated in an investigation of discriminatory
harassment, is illegal and violates University policies
prohibiting retaliation against parties and witnesses.
Retaliatory actions include any conduct that could be
construed (by a reasonable person) as designed to
discourage people from pursuing discrimination complaints
or participating in discrimination complaint investigations.
discrimination complaint investigation for the purposes of
embarrassing or intimidating the Accuser or the Accused.
If there is evidence of retaliation, you may be subject to
discipline, up to and including dismissal, and increased
exposure to personal and institutional liability.
The punishment for retaliation can be more severe than
the punishment for the original act of discrimination.
Even if the alleged act of discrimination cannot be
substantiated by the investigation, you may still be held
accountable for retaliating against a complainant.
Under Connecticut law, employees in positions of authority are obligated to take discriminatory harassment/discrimination complaints seriously, respond promptly to employees requesting help, and avoid conduct that discourages alleged victims from seeking help.
Employees in positions of authority who receive actual or apparent notice of discriminatory harassment have a DUTY TO REPORT the behavior.
staff, and faculty
served as a gathering place
The Women’s Center is one of the five cultural centers on campus.
The cultural centers provide advocacy and support to those seeking assistance with issues of harassment and discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, and/or race/ ethnicity. Advocacy and support can take the form of providing an overview of the options and resources available, short-term crisis intervention, and/or providing general assistance.
Serves as an informational resource center regarding the Asian American experience and to create an appreciation and understanding of the diverse Asian cultures represented within the community. The Center serves as a cultural liaison to the University community. www.asacc.uconn.edu
Promotes cultural preservation, quality leadership, and academic excellence through a unique approach to cultural advocacy, academic support, and community outreach. www.aacc.uconn.edu
The Center’s mission is to improve the general welfare of Latinos and to promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the richness and diversity of Latin American cultures. Offers educational, cultural, and social programs, which enhance student, faculty, and staff recruitment and retention as well as the multicultural climate of our community. www.latino.uconn.edu
The mission of the Center is to serve the diversity of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied community and to provide resources and services to the wider community of students, faculty, staff, and local residents. To ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, work, and grow in a supportive and safe environment. To act as an accessible and safe space for reporting incidents of harassment and discrimination. To reduce the effects of alienation experienced by community members by diminishing negative behaviors and or attitudes towards the GLBTQ community through the use of education and advocacy. www.rainbowcenter.uconn.edu
Because the Women’s Center recognizes that women are not a monolithic group, integrating an analysis of power and privilege, especially as it relates to White privilege, also remains an ongoing emphasis of our work across the core components.
The mission of the Center is to:
Advocate, educate, and provide support services for the achievement of women's equity at the University and within the community at large.
Special attention is focused on women who face additional challenges due to their race, nationality, class, sexual identity, religion, age, and physical or mental ability.
The major activities of the Women’s Center are concentrated in three core, yet interconnected, areas:
Officer Thomas Ryba
Facilitated by Chris Harvey