Non-Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Bullying Policy
The American School of Nedicine is in compliance with all requirements imposed by or pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The American School of Nedicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in its activities, programs, or employment policies, in accordance with Federal, State, and local laws. American School of Nedicine is committed to providing an educational environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying. Behavior that constitutes discrimination, sexual harassment or bullying will not be tolerated and will lead to action being taken, which may include dismissal.
Sexual harassment may include a range of subtle and not-so-subtle behaviors and may involve individuals of the same or different gender. Depending on the circumstances, these behaviors may include unwanted sexual advances or requests for sexual favors; sexual jokes and innuendo; verbal abuse of a sexual nature; commentary about an individual's body, sexual prowess or sexual deficiencies; leering, whistling or touching; insulting or obscene comments or gestures; display of sexually suggestive objects or pictures; and other physical, verbal or visual conduct of a sexual nature.
Harassment on the basis of any other protected characteristic is also strictly prohibited. Under this policy, harassment is verbal, written or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual because of his/her race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law or that of his/her relatives, friends or associates, and that a) has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment; b) has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's performance; or c) otherwise adversely affects the individual.
Harassing conduct includes epithets, slurs or negative stereotyping; threatening, intimidating or hostile acts; denigrating jokes; and written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group, which is circulated on School time using personal or School equipment via e-mail, phone (including voice messages), text messages, tweets, blogs, social networking sites or other means.
For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions apply:
Sexual harassment constitutes discrimination and is illegal under federal, state and local laws. For the purposes of this policy, sexual harassment is defined, as in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidelines, as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when, for example a) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly; b) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for admission decisions affecting such individual; or c) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
Direct discrimination occurs when someone is treated unfavorably because of a personal characteristic that is protected under Title VII of the EEOC.
Indirect Discrimination occurs when a rule seems neutral, but has a discriminatory impact on certain people.
The American School of Nedicine provides equal opportunity in employment to people without discrimination based on a personal characteristic protected under state and federal equal opportunity legislation.
Under State legislation they include:
•Lawful sexual activity
•Personal association with someone having any of these characteristics
Any faculty, staff member, or student found to have contravened this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include dismissal.
Staff and students must report any behavior that constitutes sexual harassment, bullying or discrimination to the Chair.
Staff will not be victimized or treated unfairly for raising an issue or making a complaint.