Examples of Inappropriate Conduct
Conduct which violates this Policy may take many forms and includes, but is not limited to, slurs, jokes, statements, gestures, pictures, or cartoons that relate to a protected class, such as those that have a racial, sexual, disability-related, religious, age, or national origin connotation, or derogatory comments about religious differences and practices. The conduct need not be unwelcome to the party against whom it is directed; if the conduct reasonably would be considered inappropriate for the workplace, it may violate this Policy. Specific examples of conduct which may be found to violate this Policy are:
- Offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors.
- Making or threatening reprisals after a negative response to sexual advances.
- Verbal sexual advances or propositions; or pressuring or repeatedly asking an employee for dates.
- Visual conduct: leering, sexual gestures, or a display of offensive images, objects, pictures, cartoons, calendars or posters that have a derogatory connotation to any protected class.
- Verbal conduct: degrading or derogatory comments, epithets, slurs or jokes that have a derogatory connotation to any protected class; frequently questioning someone about his or her personal life or speculating about his or her sex life.
- Written conduct: suggestive or obscene letters, notes, electronic mail messages, or invitations, or similar written conduct that has a derogatory connotation to any protected class.
- Physical conduct: unwelcome touching, assault, or impeding or blocking normal movement.
- Other unwelcome conduct based upon any protected class which is unbecoming of Members and staff and that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.