UC Policy and Reporting Procedures
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Sexual Harassment Prevention
California law (AB1825), effective January 1,
2005, requires two hours of mandatory sexual harassment prevention
education for all supervisory employees. In addition to staff supervisors,
most academic employees (including all faculty) have been identified
as having supervisory authority for the purposes of this law, and
as such, are required to receive the training. New supervisory
employees must receive the training within six months of their
assumption of a supervisory position.
The law requires that employers provide two hours
of follow up training and education for all supervisory employees
every two years for as long as the individual has supervisory authority.
The University of California has customized the sexual harassment
training courses based on the environment of the supervisor. Two
versions are available - one for supervisory employees and one
for faculty. Persons who completed their initial training two years
ago must complete the training again
What is Sexual Harassment?
of California Policy
on Sexual Harassment defines sexual harassment as unwelcome
sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal
or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when submission to or
rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects a
person's employment or education; or which unreasonably interferes
with a person's work or educational performance
or creates an intimidating hostile or offensive working or learning
Faculty, staff and students are urged to review
the Policy itself to understand the different types of sexual harassment,
which may include:
- Unwelcome sexual propositions
- Sexual innuendoes or other behavior, such
as repeated, unwanted requests for meals, dates, etc.
- Unwelcome sexual comments or jokes; questions
or discussions about an individual's sex life; comments about
a person's body or appearance
- Unwanted touching or leering
- Sending someone unwanted sexual materials
The behavior must be unwelcome. If sexual propositions or jokes
are welcome, they do not constitute a violation of policy.
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community free of all forms of exploitation, intimidation, and harassment, including sexual harassment.