A University Staff member who believes he or she has been subjected to unacceptable hostile and/or intimidating behavior may wish to discuss the matter with the faculty, staff, administrator, student or external/non-campus person directly involved through the intervention of an intermediary at the department, school/college, division, or campus level such as the Office of Human Resources, Ombuds’ Office, Employee Assistance Office or personal representative.
The Office of Workforce Relations provides information and support based on University policy and practice, and assists individuals when considering the best course of action for their specific situation.
is a civil law term that refers to the behavior of an individual in a workplace that creates an environment that makes work difficult or uncomfortable for another person.
Such conduct also may impede an individual’s professional and personal growth and fulfillment.
A person or a group can perpetrate this behavior and need not have more years of service than or be a supervisor to the target. The policy is not intended to constitute a general civility code addressing ordinary stresses of the workplace, such as occasionally insensitive language or behavior.
In this case, the University Staff employee may file a workplace grievance pursuant to applicable policies and procedures.