The University prohibits Retaliation under this policy. Retaliation means to intimidate, threaten, coerce, or discriminate against any individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by Title IX or this policy, or because the individual has made a report or complaint, testified, assisted, or participated or refused to participate in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under this part. Intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination, including charges against an individual for conduct violations that do not involve sex discrimination or sexual harassment, but arise out of the same facts or circumstances as a report or complaint of sex discrimination, or a report or formal complaint of sexual harassment, for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by Title IX or this policy, constitutes Retaliation.
Examples of conduct that could constitute Retaliation (provided they occur for the purpose of interfering with rights secured by Title IX or this policy) include, but are not limited to:
- reducing one’s salary;
- giving a negative performance evaluation;
- negative decisions relating to one’s work assignments, vacation, or promotion or advancement opportunities;
- terminating employment;
- reducing a student’s grade;
- stripping one of co-authorship on a publication;
- interfering with one’s job search;
- threats to engage in any of the actions listed above;
- making a threat of harm for the purpose of discouraging another from participating in a disciplinary hearing; or
- threatening, intimidating or coercing another into not participating or providing false information in any part of the Title IX resolution process.