Retaliation is defined as any adverse action taken against a person participating in a protected activity because of their participation in that protected activity. This includes intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination against any individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by the Comprehensive Policy or related laws.
Retaliation against an individual for reporting an incident, supporting an affected party, assisting in providing information relevant to a report, or otherwise exercising one’s rights under the Comprehensive Policy is a serious violation. Acts of alleged retaliation should be reported immediately to the Executive Director for Equity & Compliance and will be promptly addressed. Supportive measures may also be available to proactively protect individuals who fear that they may be subjected to retaliation for reporting, filing a formal complaint, or otherwise participating in an investigative process under the Comprehensive Policy.