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Required and Recommended Student and Staff Training

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Sexual Harassment (Title IX)

What is sexual harassment?

It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include sexual harassment or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.

Harassment doesn't have to be of a sexual nature. It can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general.

Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.

Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).

The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker or someone who isn't an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.

SOURCEUnited States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Required training annually
- Students and staff

Universal resources:

Targeted and intensive
resources:

For more information, contact:

Laura Jurgensen
Assistant Director
Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services
(785) 296-5522
ljurgensen@ksde.org

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