Retaliation

Retaliation

The Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual and Relationship Misconduct policy identifies retaliation as a related violation that applies to all investigations that occur under the policy. Allegations of retaliation will be investigated by the Office of Equity and Inclusion. 

Retaliation is an intentional, adverse action taken against a person for making a report of alleged policy violations or for participating in any proceeding under this policy.  Adverse action is any conduct that seeks to discourage, threaten, intimidate, harass, or coerce an individual from engaging in activity protected under this policy.  Retaliation can be committed by or directed towards any individual or group, not just the reporting and responding parties. <xml> </xml>