After the discussion, write a summary of the conversation, including the date and name of anyone who accompanied you.
Step 1 A person who believes he/she has been subject to unlawful discrimination, including sexual harassment and assault, should contact a representative from Human Resources as soon as possible. A meeting will be held with a representative from Human Resources, or another investigator appointed by Wentworth, to discuss the conduct and events and to answer any questions regarding the process.
Sexual harassment occurs in a variety of situations which share a common element: the unwelcome and inappropriate introduction of sexual activities or comments into the work environment.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that is illegal under both federal and Massachusetts law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX and Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B.
These laws provide that unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: Sexual harassment does not refer to behavior or occasional comments considered socially acceptable.
He/she may submit a written statement and any documents in response to the concerns and should provide the names of any possible witnesses and any other materials or documents he/she feels are responsive to the allegation(s) made.
Step 4 The investigator will interview witnesses noted by the person bringing forward the concern and any witnesses named by the person alleged to have engaged in the conduct.
In those instances where a resolution is appropriate, a representative from Human Resources, or another investigator, will advise and assist in resolving the matter.
Step 2 In those instances where a resolution is not reached or is not appropriate, a request will be made to submit a written statement to the Vice President of Human Resources.The investigator may gather information relating to the concern from any source or person.Step 5 Upon completion of the investigation, the Vice President of Human Resources will make a finding and inform the person raising the concern and the person(s) alleged to have engaged in the conduct of the result.Sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault, is one type of sex discrimination.Unlawful employment discrimination by faculty, administrators, supervisors, employees, contractors, guests, vendors, parents and students will not be tolerated.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.