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5105 Non-Harassment Policy

It is the policy of the Board of Trustees that no individual shall be subjected to harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status or disability, and that all employees of the District have the responsibility to avoid any act or actions, implied or explicit, that may suggest harassment, as defined and otherwise prohibited by state and federal law.

Forms of harassment specifically forbidden include, but are not limited to, sexual harassment and harassment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Harassment based on the above classifications is unacceptable conduct, is unlawful, and will not be tolerated by the District. Disciplinary action shall be initiated against any employee found to have violated this policy. In general terms, harassment is unlawful conduct unfairly or adversely affecting another's privacy, dignity or status in the workplace or educational environment.

All harassment complaints shall be investigated and evaluated while maintaining strict confidentiality during the process, in accordance with the District's procedure for investigation and resolution of such complaints. Appropriate corrective action will be taken if complaints or allegations are deemed factual.

Also see Governing Board Policy 5120, Sexual Harassment Policy.

Civil Rights Act of 1987 (PL 100-259, 102 Stat28) California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (59300 et seq.)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 USC 1618 et seq.) Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991 (42 USC 2000 et seq.)
California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Sections 7287.6 and 7292 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Sex Equity in Education Act (Education Code 200 et seq.)
(Formerly Governing Board Policy 1420, adopted 1-18-83)
Adopted: Revised and Renumbered 10-1-85
Revised and Adopted: 9-1-92, 4-4-95, 4-6-98, 5-4-99, 9-16-02, 4-1-03