Preventing Sexual Harassment In Our Schools. There are several forms of harassment…. Harassment can be based on: • Sex • Race • National Origin • Disability • Religion All are illegal and a violation of civil rights!.
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• National Origin
All are illegal and a violation of civil rights!
Any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature, whether the behavior is written, verbal, or physical.
Sexual harassment is most prevalent in (elementary, middle, or high) schools. (choose one)
Answer: Middle School
Where in the school environment does most sexual harassment occur?
Answer: School Bus
What percent of girls experience some form of sexual harassment during their K-12 education?
A one-time comment, joke, or verbal innuendo does not constitute sexual harassment.
Verbal forms of sexual harassment are considered least offensive but can become the basis for sexual harassment if comments are persistent.
The number of sexual harassment claims by males is increasing.
“I didn’t mean anything by it” is a valid defense to excuse offensive behavior.
False It is the impact, not the intent, that is important.
Anyone can be a victim or perpetrator of sexual harassment
Remember that liability begins when nothing is done!
The following harassment policy applies to all certificated administrative and instructional personnel in the union.
A. Working Environment
The union recognizes its responsibility to all employees to maintain a working environment free from harassment. It endeavors to achieve this environment through educating employees that harassment violates the law and will not be tolerated. The union also endeavors to prevent harassment by publishing this policy, by developing appropriate sanctions for misconduct, and by informing all employees of a right to complain of harassment.
D. Improper Conduct
Improper conduct by the employer, co-workers and, in some instances, nonemployees includes, but is not limited to: