This statement establishes Wentworth’s policy regarding all types of unlawful discrimination by faculty, administrators, supervisors, employees, contractors, guests, vendors, parents and students. Wentworth fully supports the right of all persons to hold employment without suffering unlawful discrimination of any kind.
Wentworth recognizes that the interests of all persons are best served by the prompt investigation and resolution of unlawful discrimination, including sexual harassment and assault.
There are times when a response to the unlawful discrimination may be available and appropriate and resolve the behavior.
Depending on the circumstances and how severe the unlawful discrimination is, some immediate responses could be: If practical, bring a witness with you for this discussion.
However, sexual harassment may also involve relationships among persons of equal authority or power, such as when repeated advances or demeaning verbal comments by a co-worker towards another co-worker have a harmful effect on a person’s ability to perform his or her work.
Sexual harassment can also involve employee behavior directed at nonemployees or nonemployee behavior directed at employees.The written statement is most effective when it includes the following information: a description of the incident(s), the name of the person(s) engaging in the conduct, times, locations, specific words/actions, and the name of any witnesses to the incident(s).