GBN - Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment of employees will not be tolerated in the district. District includes district facilities, district premises and non-district property if the employee is at any district-sponsored, district-approved or district-related activity or function, such as field trips or athletic events where students are under the control of the district or where the employee is engaged in district business.
Sexual harassment shall include, but not be limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
- The employee’s submission to the conduct or communication is made a term or condition of employment;
- The employee’s submission to, or rejection of, the conduct or communication is the basis for decisions affecting employment and assignment;
- The conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance;
- The conduct or communication has the effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
Employees whose behavior is found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to district investigation procedures which may result in discipline, up to and including dismissal. Other individuals whose behavior is found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to appropriate sanctions as determined and imposed by the superintendent or Board.
Administrators and supervisors are responsible for their conduct and for their employees’ conduct and will be proactive in making the district’s policy known by staff and in taking other steps to stop sexual harassment by subordinates when observed or brought to their attention, including warning or disciplining the offending employee.
The superintendent will establish a process of reporting for those employees experiencing or observing acts of sexual harassment. There will be no retaliation by the district against any person who, in good faith, reports sexual harassment.