Sexual Harassment Policies & Procedures

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Oak Grove School District is committed to providing a work environment free of sexual or any other type of harassment.  Our District maintains a strict policy prohibiting sexual harassment from all employees including district supervisors.  The District also has Board Policy which prohibits retaliatory behavior toward any employee who participates in the complaint process.  Finally, all sexual harassment complaints are kept confidential to the extent necessary to carry out an investigation.

DEFINITION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Board Policy 4011.2 defines unlawful harassment as follows (please note that this list is not all inclusive).

Verbal Conduct such as epithets, derogatory comments, slurs, or unwanted sexual advances, invitations, or comments, including comments related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Visual Conduct such as derogatory posters, photography, cartoons, drawings, or gestures, or inappropriate use of technology.

Physical Conduct such as unwanted touching, blocking normal movement, or interfering with work because of the employee’s sex or any other protected basis.

Threats and Demands to submit to sexual requests in order to keep your job or avoid some other loss, and offers of job benefits in return for sexual favors.

Retaliation for having reported or threatened to report harassment

WHAT TO DO IF YOU EXPERIENCE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

If any district employee feels that they are experiencing sexual harassment or even if they have knowledge of an incident of sexual harassment by or against another employee or student, they should immediately report the incident to their supervisor, the principal, district administrator or Human Resources.

Additional resources: Sexual Harassment;   Board Policy 4011.2

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