Anti-Harassment Policy

Fisher College is committed to maintaining an environment that is free of discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, we will not tolerate unlawful harassment of our students and/or employees by anyone, including any faculty, supervisor, co-worker, student or third party. Harassment consists of unwelcome conduct, whether verbal, physical or visual, that is based on a person's race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender or disability. Harassment that affects learning and/or job benefits, interferes with an individual's performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment will not be tolerated.

Harassment may include derogatory remarks, epithets, offensive jokes, the display or circulation of offensive printed, visual or electronic, or offensive physical actions. Sexual harassment deserves special mention. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other physical, verbal or visual conduct based on sex, constitutes harassment when (1) submission to the conduct is required as a term or condition of employment, participation in a school program or activity, or is the basis for employment action or educational decision or (2) the conduct unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or influences how well a student performs in school; or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment. Sexual harassment may include sexual propositions, innuendo, suggestive comments, sexually oriented jokes or teasing, or unwelcome physical contact such as patting, pinching, or brushing against another.

All Fisher College students and employees are responsible for helping to enforce this policy against harassment. Any student or employee who has been the victim of prohibited harassment or who has witnessed such harassment must immediately notify the Dean of Students or the Director of Human Resources so the situation can be promptly investigated and remedied. If it is the Dean of Students or the Director of Human Resources who is responsible for the harassment or reporting the situation fails to remedy the situation, complaints of harassment must immediately be reported to the President's Office. It is Fisher College's policy to investigate all harassment complaints thoroughly and promptly. To the fullest extent practicable, Fisher College will maintain the confidentiality of those involved. If an investigation confirms that harassment has occurred, Fisher College will take corrective action. Corrective action may include discipline up to and including immediate termination of employment. Fisher College forbids retaliation against anyone who has reported harassment or who has cooperated in the investigation of harassment complaints.


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