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Productive Work Environment
It is the policy of Huntington Junior College to promote a productive work environment and not to tolerate verbal or physical conduct by any employee or student that harasses, disrupts, or interferes with another’s performance or that creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile environment.
No form of harassment will be tolerated, including harassment for the following reasons: race, national origin, religion, disability, pregnancy, age, military status, or sex. Special attention is paid to the prohibition of sexual harassment.
No employee or student is to threaten or insinuate, either explicitly or implicitly, that our employee’s or student’s refusal or unwillingness to submit to sexual advances will affect the employee’s terms or conditions of employment, the student’s enrollment, or the student evaluations.
Other sexually harassing or offensive conduct is also prohibited. This conduct includes:
- Unwanted physical contact or conduct of any kind.
- Verbal harassment of a sexual nature.
- Comments, displays, or written or electronically transmitted messages that are demeaning, insulting, intimidating, or sexually suggestive, about an individual.
If you believe that you have been the subject of any form of harassment, you should report the alleged conduct to an appropriate College official within a timely manner. Any employee or student who is found to have violated the harassment policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination or dismissal from school. Huntington Junior College prohibits any form of retaliation against employees or students for bringing bona fide complaints or providing information about harassment.