RETALIATION

Prohibition Against Retaliation

UNOH will not tolerate unlawful retaliation, including retaliatory harassment, upon its students or employees participating in a program or activity affiliated in any way with the University, residing on or visiting the University’s campus, in the course of employment with the University, enrolled as a student at UNOH, or in any other way arising from contact or involvement with the University, whether or not sexual misconduct or retaliation occurred on University property. UNOH not only will take steps to prevent unlawful retaliation, but also will take strong responsive action if it occurs.

Unlawful retaliation includes, but is not limited to, harassing, intimidating, coercing, or other retaliation against an individual because he or she engaged in one or more activities protected under Title IX, including:

  1. Reporting sexual misconduct;
  2. Filing a complaint for sexual misconduct;
  3. Assisting someone in reporting sexual misconduct or filing a complaint;
  4. Participating in any way in an investigation of sexual misconduct (e.g., as a witness);
  5. Protesting any form of sex discrimination (e.g., lack of equity in athletics).

A student who engages in harassment, intimidation, coercion, or other retaliation or misconduct directed at a complainant or witness arising out of the complainant or witness’s filing of a complaint or participation in the complaint resolution process under this Policy will be subject to disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct.

An employee who engages in harassment, intimidation, or other retaliation or misconduct directed at a complainant or witness arising out of the complainant or witness’s filing of a complaint or participation in the complaint resolution process under this Policy will be subject to disciplinary action under the personnel policy, other applicable policy, or federal or Ohio state law.