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  1. 1. HarassmentHiring/Onboarding Employees Training for VCSU in ComplianceMeetings with Supervisors
  2. 2. Overview1. In the News2. What is Harassment?3. Types of Harassment4. Common Excuses5. How do we Define Harassment?6. Preventing Harassment7. Conclusion
  3. 3. In the News• Can you think of an example? – Penn State – NYU – Roosevelt University (Chicago)• Many cases are undisclosed – Reported – Researched – Handled
  4. 4. What is Harassment?• Harassment is unwelcome conduct• Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates law 1. Employment is conditional 2. Work environment is intimidating, hostile, or offensive to reasonable people
  5. 5. Harassment Includes (but is not limited to): • Offensive jokes • Slurs • Epithets or name • Intimidation calling • Ridicule or mockery • Physical assaults or • Insults or put-downs threats • Offensive objects or • Interference with work pictures performanceEEOC:
  6. 6. Excuses for Harassment• “They need to learn to stand-up for themselves.”• “Eye for an eye – hit them back.”• “Whatever doesn’t end you makes you stronger.”• “Oh, I was just teasing. Take a joke.”• “That’s just Oswald being Oswald” or “He/She is just like that.”• “No one has ever said that it offended them before.”
  7. 7. How do we Define?• Policy V603.1.1 – Sexual Harassment• Policy V603.1.2 – Hostile Work Environment• Policy V603.1.3 – Workplace Violence Policy• Policy V603.2 – VCSU Equal Employment Opportunity Plan
  8. 8. Preventing Harassment• Prevention• Know your audience• Tell people when actions or language is unwelcome• Use appropriate channels for reporting
  9. 9. Questions? ?