NONDISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT
Unlawful discrimination or harassment of an individual includes:
- slurs, epithets, threats or verbal abuse;
- derogatory or degrading comments, descriptions, drawings, pictures or gestures;
- unwelcome jokes, stories, teasing or taunting;
- any other verbal, written, visual or physical conduct against the individual which:
(a) adversely affects his/her employment opportunities; or
(b) has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with his/her work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
Any employee or job applicant who feels that he/she has been or is being unlawfully discriminated against or harassed should immediately contact his/her supervisor, the Nondiscrimination Coordinator or the Superintendent in order to obtain procedures for reporting a complaint. Such complaints shall be filed in accordance with AR 1312.3, Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment. Any employee may bypass his/her supervisor when the supervisor is the alleged offender.
Any supervisor who receives a discrimination/harassment complaint shall immediately notify the Nondiscrimination Coordinator or the Superintendent, who shall ensure that the complaint is appropriately investigated in accordance with District policy and regulations.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that annual training is provided to all employees regarding the issues of discrimination.