If you become aware, by any means, of sexually harassing behaviors within UW-Parkside, you need to immediately report it to The Office of Human Resources.
Sexual harassment at work occurs whenever unwelcome conduct on the basis of gender affects a person's job. It is defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
All employees can help create a healthy campus climate. In part, this means an environment free of illegal harassment, including sexual harassment.
Myth: Sexual harassment is harmless fun. People who object to it have no sense of humor.
Fact: Harassment is degrading and humiliating. It can hurt schoolwork and professional careers. No one should have to endure harassment.
Myth: All the victim has to say is "no" and the harasser will stop immediately.
Fact: Many harassers will not stop, because they think "no" really means "yes."
Myth: Sexual harassment is not a serious problem, as it affects only a few women.
Fact: Redbook Magazine conducted a national survey to which 9,000 women replied. Nine out of ten women reported that they had experienced one or more forms of unwanted attention on the job.
Myth: Sexual harassment is purely a woman's issue.
Fact: Men also can be sexually harassed. A man is less likely to report incidents of harassment because he thinks no one will believe him. In 2007, 16% of complaints filed with the EEOC were filed by men.
Myth: Sexual harassment doesn't happen in same sex relationships.
Fact: Harassment does occur in same sex relationships, and the issues of power and control are similar to those found in heterosexual relationships. The victims can be faced with additional barriers when seeking help and support.
Myth: Discrimination and harassment are within the protections of academic freedom or free speech.
Fact: Discrimination and harassment are NOT within the protections of academic freedom or free speech:
"I didn't mean anything by it…" is not a defense.
"It was just a joke…" is not a defense.
"You should be flattered…" is not a defense.
9 to 5: National Association of Working Women
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
National Center for Victims of Crime
RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
According to Wisconsin State Statues 36.11(22) any person employed at an institution who witnesses a sexual assault on campus or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution that the student has been sexually assaulted shall report to the Dean of Student of the institution. The Dean of Students shall compile reports for the purposes of disseminating statistical information.