Discrimination, Harassment or Retaliation Policy 420.01

Johnson County Community College
Series: 400 Personnel
Section: Employee Complaints and Discipline

Cross-Reference: Discrimination, Harassment or Retaliation Complaint Operating Procedure 420.01

The Board of Trustees of the Johnson County Community College is committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Specifically, the College and its employees shall not participate in any harassment, discrimination or retaliation as set forth in the College’s Non-Discrimination Policy.

Examples of prohibited conduct include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Sexual Misconduct as defined in the Sexual Misconduct Policy.
  • Harassment or discrimination based on race, gender, national origin, disability, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetics or any other legally protected class.
  • Retaliation against any person for filing or providing information related to a complaint of prohibited conduct.
  • Retaliation against any person engaging in otherwise protected activity.

Prohibited harassment or discrimination includes any unwelcome conduct or behavior of an inappropriate nature where:

  • Submission to the conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment; or
  • Submission to or rejection of the conduct is used, threatened or suggested to be used as a basis of employment-related decisions, including but not limited to promotion, pay, discipline, or work assignments; or
  • Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with work performance, or creating a hostile, intimidating or offensive work environment.

Prohibited retaliation includes conduct which may have an adverse impact on the terms or conditions of employment including, but not limited to, promotion, pay, discipline, or work assignments, if such conduct (whether actual or threatened) is because of the individual’s filing of or participation in a complaint under this Policy, whether or not such complaint is determined to be valid.

Persons violating this Policy will face strict discipline up to and including termination of employment.

Any person believing that he/she has been subject to prohibited harassment, discrimination or retaliation as set forth in this Policy may file a complaint as set forth in the Discrimination, Harassment or Retaliation Complaint Operating Procedure.

Date of Adoption:
Revised: 05/15/1997, 03/15/2007, 5/14/2015